Coronavirus map LIVE: One million people lifted from lockdown…but new amber warning nearby

Qualifications will be rolled back in Bolton, Stockport, Trafford, Burnley, Hyndburn, scraps of Bradford excluding the city centre and Keighley town, parts of Calderdale excluding Halifax, and characters of Kirklees excluding Dewsbury and Batley. The easing of the strict measures, which see fit come into effect on Wednesday, comes as Trafford’s COVID-19 infection grade shot up by a third.


The jump in the Greater Manchester borough suffered the local alert system into amber.

The Government issued a formal proclamation on Friday detailing the upcoming changes.

The decision to bring Trafford out of lockdown goes against the wishes of the borough’s Labourers council leader Andrew Western.

He slammed the move, claiming it was “untimely” given the environment the borough’s residents have found themselves in.

Meantime, the virus infection rate has trebled in Redditch in just seven light of days as health bosses warn virus hotspots are “moving south”.

Seventeen areas of England – the huge majority in the Midlands and the south – saw cases jump in the seven days to Sunday.

Apparent Health England figures showed Oxford, Redditch, Kettering, Hackney and Dacorum are amidst the places to have been hit by sharp increases of COVID-19 infections.

Coronavirus is persevere in to spread across the UK (Image: GETTY/PA)

17 cities where COVID-19 is on the arise (Image: EXPRESS)

The 17 areas that have seen coronavirus measures per 100,000 of the population sharply increase:

Rochdale – 41.8, up from 35.5

Oxford – 30.2, up from 19.7

Redditch – 27.0, up from 8.2

Kettering – 26.5, up from 13.8

Hackney and Metropolis of London – 25.4, up from 13.1

Windsor and Maidenhead – 25.1, up from 8.6

Blaby – 22.7, up from 10.8

Dacorum – 22.0, up from 4.5

Newcastle-under-Lyme – 19.3, up from 5.4

Ealing – 19.0, up from 11.4

South Bucks – 18.6, up from 10.0

Wandsworth – 17.6, up from 10.9

Southwark – 16.0, up from 11.6

Bath and North East Somerset – 15.0, up from 5.2

Folkestone and Hythe – 14.2, up from 7.1

Mid Devon – 13.4, up from 1.2

South Tyneside – 12.6, up from 2.6


Life is returning to a new normal in London (Effigy: PA)

8.16pm update: Ending furlough scheme completely is very short-sighted – Dodds 

Be disadvantaged by’s shadow chancellor has suggested the UK Government’s poor handling of the coronavirus catastrophe has increased support for Scottish independence as she called for more flexible refer to, investment and targeted extensions of the furlough scheme.

Anneliese Dodds criticised the “definitely, very short-sighted” plan to end the job retention scheme in October, which she put someone on noticed will lead to even higher unemployment in Scotland.

Speaking after a take in to Summerhall – one of the main venues of the Edinburgh Festival – where she met with feast organisers, the STUC and business representatives, Ms Dodds said there call for to be an extension of furlough for certain industries.

Calling for a “more flexible modus operandi of wage support”, she said: “The Labour Party’s been saying that we don’t lust after to see that wage support expire across the whole economy at the anyhow time across every sector.

“We think that’s very, extraordinarily short-sighted; doing that will just lead to additional uprisings of unemployment coming through.

“That’s a particular issue in Scotland where we’ve got drunk rates of unemployment already but we’ve also got very low rates of new vacancies turn out through.”

Life across the UK has changed to fight the COVID-19 crisis (Facsimile: PA)

7.01pm update: Ireland Gardai to receive new powers to shut pubs burst rules 

Gardai will receive tough new powers to shut watering-holes which break Ireland’s coronavirus rules, the Government said.

Dainties of up to €2,500 or a maximum of six months in prison will be the sanction if bars trespass oning social distancing regulations refuse to close for a day.

Closure orders could be issued by a locality court resulting in a pub being shut for up to 30 days.

6.34pm update: Twenty new COVID-19 annihilations in France 

6.22pm update: France declares 7,379 new infections

France’s Trim Ministry said the 7,379 new cases were up from the 6,111 proclaimed on Thursday. 

5.12pm update: Government hails ‘positive progress’ ahead of neighbourhood lockdown lifting 

Coronavirus lockdown restrictions are to be lifted in parts of Inordinate Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire where incidence rates enjoy fallen, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced.

The Government held “positive progress” means two households can mix again in areas including Bolton, Stockport, Trafford, Hyndburn and Burnley.

The domain said some improvements occurred in Leicester, though current qualifications are remaining in place for a further two weeks as cases “remain high”.

From Wednesday September 2, provisions on two households mixing introduced last month will be lifted in Bolton, Stockport, Trafford, Burnley and Hyndburn.

The lead will also impact on parts of Bradford excluding Bradford burg and Keighley town, parts of Calderdale excluding Halifax, and parts of Kirklees excluding Dewsbury and Batley.

UK coronavirus map (Graven image: EXPRESS)

4.29pm update: Nine new COVID-19 deaths in UK

All nine fatalities were in England. 

A unqualified of 1,276 fresh infections have been declared across the UK. 

4.02pm update: Hungary to make inaccessible borders to foreigners 

Hungary will close its borders to foreigners as of September 1 to bridle a rise in coronavirus infections and Hungarians returning to the country from outside will have to go into quarantine, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s lowboy chief said on Friday.

Gergely Gulyas said Hungarian patrials could leave quarantine only with two negative COVID-19 assays.

Exceptions for foreigners’ entry would be military convoys, humanitarian transport and business or diplomatic travel.

3.05pm update: Weekly COVID cases in Ireland ‘various than 600’

The number of weekly confirmed Covid-19 cases in Ireland has snowballed to more than 600 in recent weeks, the Central Statistics Job (CSO) said.

More than half (53 percent) of all confirmed cartons are now linked to an outbreak.

Nursing homes accounted for 41 percent of all sanctioned cases related to a cluster.

Hospitals, residential institutions and nursing skilled ins made up 57 percent of all cases linked to an outbreak.

The workplace play a parted 12 percent of cases linked to a cluster, up from 3 percent in mid-April.

The 25-44 age pile still showed the highest number of confirmed cases at 9,803.

Healthcare hands made up almost a third of illnesses.

1.42pm update: Sturgeon won’t admit people buillied into work 

Nicola Sturgeon has said she liking not “countenance” people being intimidated into going back to effectuate in offices.

Speaking at the daily coronavirus briefing, the First Minister remarked reopening offices too soon would risk the virus spreading and compromise the proficiency to keep schools open.

She said: “I will not countenance in Scotland any friendly of narrative around this that is seeking to almost intimidate people turn tail from to work before, as a country, we have taken a decision that that is unharmed.” 

1.30pm update: Norway won’t ease restrictions yet 

Norway will not yet ease provisoes designed to counter the novel coronavirus even through the spread has been slower recently, Prime Chaplain Erna Solberg said on Friday.

Ms  Solberg told a news symposium: “Even if the infection numbers are coming down, we can’t say that we have landed safely yet… we bear to be sure that we maintain control.” 

12.50pm update: Restrictions in Lancashire to be took

Restrictions on mixing between different households in homes or gardens in Burnley and Hyndburn require be lifted from next Wednesday in line with the rest of England, according to any health officials in Lancashire.

Lancashire’s director of public health, Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, pronounced: “People living in Burnley and Hyndburn will be pleased that Oversight has lifted the additional restrictions in their areas, but this should not move to complacency.

“In both Burnley and Hyndburn infection rates are significantly at bottom the national average with an increasing rate in Hyndburn.

Coronavirus does not greetings administrative boundaries and there is a high volume of social, educational and commuting traverse between these areas and Lancashire’s hotspots.

“The virus is very much suppress present in both Burnley and Hyndburn so residents must play their in some measure to help protect themselves, their families and their communities.”

Coronavirus continues to spread across the UK (Representative: PA)

11.25am update: New measures deployed to bolster safe vaccine 

New measures fool been announced to strengthen the UK’s ability to deliver a coronavirus vaccine if one befits available.

They include expanding the trained workforce who can administer Covid-19 and flu vaccines, and prop up standards to support the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to award temporary authorisation for the use of a new Covid-19 vaccine.

They will also explicate any protection from civil liability for the additional workforce administering vaccinations.

If a vaccine is unearthed before 2021, the proposals will bolster existing powers that agree to the MHRA to consider approving its use, before a full product licence is granted.

This is afforded it is proven to be safe and effective during clinical trials.

11.15am update: Amsterdam annihilates experiment 

The city of Amsterdam said it is ending an experiment with mandating the use of repute masks in crowded public spaces as a way to slow the spread of coronavirus, as the peak of the tourism flavour has passed.

The city, bucking national guidelines that only be missing masks on public transportation, had introduced mandatory masks in tourist hotspots on August 5.

Sexual distancing requirements remain in place in the city, which remains a virus hotspot, and nationally.

10.51am update: Merkel apprises COVID-19 to get more difficult 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has hinted the coronavirus pandemic will make things more difficult in the communicating months and over the winter.

She said: “It will probably get more bloody-minded.” 

9.48am update: Police body idenitifies loopholes on Sturgeon’s new powers 

Pretexts have been identified in new powers to allow police to disperse indoor conclaves, the body representing rank-and-file officers has said.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon hint ated the move on Thursday, with the new powers permitting officers to disperse indoor assemblages with more than 15 people from one household.

David Hamilton, chairman of the Scottish Constabulary Federation (SPF), said the organisation was not consulted on the move by the Scottish Government and it has questioned how the new powers desire work in practice.

Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland prcis on Friday, Mr Hamilton said: “The legislation was only published yesterday and we demand a number of questions with that… we’ve identified a number of subterfuges.

“We didn’t get any consultation on this at SPF, so we have a number of questions we’ve put back to Rule, but hopefully we can work something out about what that means and what they’re content with this legislation.

“We’ll also work with Police Scotland in titles of developing that operational guidance.”

People are urged to wear confront masks (Image: PA)

8.37am update: Russia surpasses 980k COVID-19 caes

Russia documented 4,829 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing its nationwide tally to 980,405, the fourth broadest caseload in the world.

Russia’s coronavirus taskforce said 110 people had died over and above the last 24 hours, pushing its official death toll to 16,914.

8.33am update: Coronavirus has not induced death of ‘health school children’ 

A professor who sits on the Government’s Elder advisory group has said parents should be “reassured” that Covid-19 has not concerned the deaths of any healthy school children.

Professor Calum Semple of the University of Liverpool squealed BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “So we looked at roughly two-thirds of all hospital inductions to England, Scotland and Wales over the first wave of the pandemic, so we looked at 69,500 people attending, I about, 280 hospitals. So that is a very big study.

“And when we looked extremely carefully and did all the numbers, we found that out of that 69,500 there was no more than 650 children – so 1% of hospital admissions were children. And then of that 1 percent, at most six children died.

“Now each of these deaths is a huge personal disaster, of course, but in the bigger picture, this is quite reassuring.”

7.55am update: ‘Okay to go back to work’ Grant Shapps 

Grant Shapps said there is a limit “in human being terms” to remote working.

Speaking on Sky News, the Transport Secretary imparted: “What we’re saying to people is it is now safe to go back to work and your chief should have made arrangements which are appropriate to make firm that it is coronavirus-safe to work and you will see some changes if you haven’t been in for a bit as a end result.”

He added: “We’re absolutely clear that employers and employees need to put to good together to resolve this and there are of course a whole host of file of employee protections in place if employees have concerns about the result in place for example, then the Health and Safety Executive, the local scholar will be the right places to go.

“The vast majority of employers just longing to get their businesses back up and running, they want to do the right point, and many will have found that actually home disposing can work for some of their employees.

“But as I say, I think there’s a limit, fitting in human terms, to remote working. And there are things where you exactly need to spark off each other and get together in order to make increase.

“So I think common sense will prevail between employers and staff members. It’s certainly what we’ve seen so far and I very much think that wishes carry on next week as people do start to return more oftentimes to the office.”

Coronavirus cases around the world (Image: EXPRESS)

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