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London has the highest rate of Covid in England and could move to tier 3

by LLB political Reporter
10th Dec 20 3:14 pm

Latest figures released by the Office for National statistics (ONS) have revealed that London now has the highest infection rate in England.

The ONS weekly surveiance survey, said that 191.8 per 100,000 population in the week of 30 November to 6 December saw the highest infection rate in London.

In 24 out of 32 London cases have surged according to Public Health England’s (PHE) data.

Health experts warned the government on Wednesday that the Prime Minister must make a decision now, to enforce harsher restrictions within the “next 48 hours” to save lives and prevent more infections.

Professor Ashton added that the government must not wait until 16 December to put the capital into the toughest tier as this will be “too late.”

He said, “It would be exactly what [government] has done throughout this [crisis], which is to make these decisions one or two weeks too late.

“If they want people to feel that they have got some semblance of Christmas, then they are going to have to be decisive for once.”

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has warned Londoners that the city could move from Tier 2 to Tier 3 restrictions amid the surge in cases.

Khan warned, “The number of cases in London are rising again and if we don’t all work together now, we may face tougher restrictions across the capital.

“Londoners have worked incredibly hard to bring down the number of cases before, but we must not risk undoing all the sacrifices that have been made by lowering our guard and allowing cases to rise further ahead of Christmas.”

The Mayor for London added, “No one wants to see a devastating further surge in cases or the need for more restrictions, so we must act now and do all we can to protect each other and the NHS.”

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