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PM warns of areas in England with higher cases than Spain

by LLB Politics Reporter
30th Jul 20 3:37 pm

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned on Thursday there are 30 areas across England where the coronavirus is “bubbling up.”

The number of new recorded coronavirus cases in some parts of Spain, the Balearics and Canary Islands stands at 47.1 per 100,000 population. Over the weekend the British government, but the parts of England have far higher cases.

According to the NHS Digital’s data, the highest cases in England are, Blackburn with Darwen have 85.3 case rates per 100,000 population.

Leicester now has 57.7, Oldham with 53.1 and Bradford with 44.9, per 100,000 population, all these areas are currently higher than Spain, which forced the government to impose quarantine measures on holidaymakers last weekend.

Calderdale has 32.4 cases per population, with Rochdale at 30.9 and Sandwell with 27.5. Sandwell were so frustrated with Whitehall, they set up their own contract tracing system.

Johnson said that overall levels of the virus are “going down,” but people across England need to wary of a very “damaging second wave” of coronavirus.

The Prime Minister warned, “It’s absolutely vital as a country we continue to keep our focus and our discipline and that we don’t delude ourselves that somehow we’re out of the woods or that this is all over because it isn’t all over.”

The UK was warned on Wednesday that a second wave of coronavirus will strike within a “few weeks” if the virus is not suppressed.

Professor James Naismith, director of the Rosalind Franklin Institute medical research centre, warned that the UK has “never been free from infection.”

The Daily Mail reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson, fears the UK will see a resurgence of the virus “within two weeks,” as the weekly average cases have risen by 28% from three weeks ago.

Johnson warned, “I’m afraid you are starting to see in some places the signs of a second wave of the pandemic.” This could prompt a second lockdown in parts or all of the UK.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned on Thursday that a “second wave is starting to roll across Europe” and he is “worried” as “we can see it coming” to the UK.

It is expected that the government are set to extend the self-isolation period from seven days to 10 for those who are showing symptoms of coronavirus.

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