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

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan told City Hall the expected move to Tier 2 is based on "expert public health and scientific advice about what is necessary to save lives in the capital" but stressed that he was pushing for extra support from the Government.

Millions of people in London will face tougher Tier 2 Covid-19 measures from Saturday, with a ban on households' members mixing indoors reported BBC.

"Responding to this unprecedented pandemic requires hard choices, some of the most hard choices any government has to make in peacetime", Hancock told MPs.

The UK capital, London, and its bordering county of Essex, now in Tier 1 "medium" coronavirus risk level, will be moved to Tier 2 "high" risk level of restrictions from Saturday as infection rates continue to surge in these areas, the government announced on Thursday.

"I'm less concerned about Manchester, because at least some of those businesses which had been bleeding cash will get some support", she says.

London's 11 boroughs saw more than 100 new cases in a week per 100,000 people, according to official figures.

"The seven-day average case rate stands today at 97 rising sharply".

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"In London, we experienced the worst of COVID-19 back in the spring".

"But this is deemed to be necessary in order to protect Londoners' lives by myself, London council leaders and by ministers".

The mayor said he will continue to urge the British government for more financial support.

The mayor told the London Assembly: I must warn Londoners that we've got a hard winter ahead.

Under Prime Minister Johnson's new three-tiered social distancing and curfew system, those couples living apart in Tier 2 (medium) and Tier 3 (high) zones will find themselves prohibited from having sex at each other's homes.

"You have a squeezed middle in Tier 2 who have maximum legal restrictions on capacity, occupancy, hours and a hit on demand because of no household mixing, and they get no support".

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