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The UK government on Thursday announced new restrictions to “prevent the spread of Kovid-19” in northern England.

“This is in response to the growing trend per 100,000 people in the region,” a government release said on Thursday.

People in the following areas “will not be allowed to mix in homes with private homes or gardens (other than their support bubble)” after data showed that “transmission in homes is an important transition route in the area, “The government said.

New measures applied to the areas of:

  • Greater manchester
  • Pendle
  • Hyndburn
  • Burnley
  • Rossendale
  • Blackburn and Darwen
  • Bradford
  • Calderdale
  • Cancer

The new rules, which also apply in the city of Leicester in the East Midlands, still allow people in these neighborhoods to visit bars and pubs, but “two houses should not go to hospitality together.”

Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in the release, “This spread is largely due to non-adherence to homes and social discrimination. So people from different homes are allowed to meet each other from midnight today Will not be given. “

According to data from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the UK reported its highest daily increase in Kovid-19 cases in more than a month.

DHSC reported 846 new coronovirus cases, the highest increase since June 28 when there were 901 new infections. There were 38 deaths on Thursday, compared to 36 deaths on June 28, DHSC data show.

The government also announced the lifting of the ban in other local areas, such as Odby and Wigston, and on August 3, restaurants, cafes, bars and hairdressers could reopen in Leicester.

The government, celebrating Eid al-Adha this weekend, urged anyone to “follow the new rules and protect their loved ones.”


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