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A major UK town could be set for ‘full lockdown’

by LLB political Reporter
14th Aug 20 4:54 pm

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to decide whether or not to place a major UK town into a full lockdown. Oldham in Greater Manchester has seen coronavirus cases continue to surge, which has the highest seven-day infection across England.

Oldham has 108.8 cases per 100,000 population, and the local council revealed that 255 cases were recorded in the week ending 8 August.

Figures have revealed that coronavirus in Oldham is “circulating in almost every area and across all age groups and ethnicities.”

There has been a “significant” rise in people who in their 20s and 30s including the Asian community. Council chiefs warned that a rise in household cluster are appearing, which demonstrates “household spread is a real issue.”

Oldham council have been in discussions with Downing Street over potential new restrictions, as the current restrictions are feared to not be enough.

Currently people in Oldham are not allowed to visit other households unless it is part of a bubble. Katrina Stephens, the director of public health for Oldham Council, warned a full lockdown could take place within “days rather than weeks,” people refuse to abide by the rules.

Greater Manchester had more than 1,100 coronavirus breaches last weekend. Greater Manchester Police received a whopping 1,106 reports of people breaking the newly imposed coronavirus restrictions over the weekend.

Greater Manchester Police said that there were 540 reports of house parties and indoor gathering with 48 licenced premises breaking coronavirus rules.

The UK recorded 1,441 new cases on Friday which is the single largest jump with infections since 14 June, whilst hospital deaths rose by eight more people in England.

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