Newsy 15 Oct 2020

Liverpool COVID Restrictions Like 'Being in Land of Living Dead'


New Covid restrictions took effect in England Wednesday, with the strictest in Liverpool. Local residents tell Newsy it isn't fair.

There's a health disparity in America, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say COVID-19 may be making it worse for pregnant women.
New restrictions are being imposed from midnight in three ares of Scotland to control the spread of Coronavirus. The measures will affect nearly a million people. The first minister Nicola Sturgeon said the number of cases had been rising mainly 'as a result of household gatherings'.
People living in Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire have been told they should not meet with people from other households indoors.
If a close contact has tested positive for COVID-19, everyone in the household should self-isolate for 14 days. And only essential visits to carehomes and hospitals will be allowed. Huw Edwards introduces this report from Alexandra Mackenzie.
Just a fortnight after he unveiled his job support scheme to help British companies struggling during the pandemic, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been forced to expand it.

It came as the Prime Minister prepares to make a statement to MPs giving details of new coronavirus restrictions in England. It's thought they are likely to include the closure of pubs and bars in worst-affected areas.

In Scotland, some pubs and restaurants have been told to shut for at least 16 days.

Under the Chancellor's latest scheme, the government will pay two-thirds of the wages of people in businesses which are ordered to shut. The measures come into effect on 1st November across the UK and will last for six months.

Jane Hill presents BBC News at Ten reporting by consumer affairs correspondent Sarah Corker, economics editor Faisal Islam and political correspondent Alex Forsyth.
Liverpool score a signature team goal, as Roberto Firmino finds Sadio Mane for a bullet header that puts the Reds in front of Chelsea.

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