London to move into Tier 2 Covid restrictions from midnight on Friday

London to move into Tier 2 Covid restrictions from midnight on Friday

United Kingdom health minister Helen Whateley announced the news to London members of Parliament in a call on Thursday morning, with Prime Minister Johnson expected to confirm it in a statement later in the day.

Speaking at London's City Hall, mayor Sadiq Khan said there was "simply no other option". We know from the first peak, the infection can spread fast and put huge pressures on the NHS so we must act now to prevent the need for tougher measures later on.

The Opposition Labour Party member reiterated his party's demands for a brief circuit breaker complete lockdown to try and get a grip on the rising infection rate in the face of the Conservative-led government's "complete failure to get a working test, trace and isolate system in place".

However, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis in London is still far below that of hotspots in the North and Midlands.

MPs have been told cases are doubling every seven to 10 days in the city.

United Kingdom health minister Helen Whateley announced the news to London members of Parliament in a call on Thursday morning.

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The ban on households mixing indoors could be devastating for the capital's 3,640 pubs and 7,556 restaurants - who will see business suffer but will not be eligible for United Kingdom government support available to premises which have been ordered to close.

London will move from tier 1 to tier 2, or from "medium" to "high" alert, from 12:00am on Saturday under the new tiered system announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this week.

Under Tier 2, households are also barred from mixing in pubs and restaurants.

The "very high" alert level bans socialising, forces pubs and bars to close and prohibits travel outside the area under the restriction.

London residents will be banned from socializing or conducting activities with other households indoors regardless of setting.

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