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Speculation comes after new countries were added to UK list late on ThursdayBelgium, Andorra and Bahamas added to UK’s quarantine listNHS must never again be a Covid-only service, doctors warnThe Cummings effect: study finds public faith was lost after aide’s tripGlobal coronavirus updates – live 8.55am BST Dr Sakthi Karunanithi was also asked if he had any evidence that contacts of coronavirus cases did indeed self-isolate.The director of public health at Lancashire County Council told the BBC: “It’s a very tricky choice. We’re asking people to restrict their movements, to limit their livelihoods in a way; generally people do follow our advice and stay at home.“But, in some areas, particularly where we are seeing more numbers of cases, these are all deprived areas, people may be sole bread-winners in their family.“So, we think, to encourage that isolation behaviour, perhaps we need to go the extra mile to provide the extra economic incentive as well as the general guidance.”Chancellor Rishi Sunak earlier defended the government’s “significant measures to support people’s incomes when they’re isolating”.He said: “We did this right at the beginning of this crisis … changed how most of our benefits work and indeed how statutory sick pay works.“We made other improvements, generosities and strengthenings to our safety net to make sure that that support is both more accessible and more generous and particularly covers those who are isolating.” 8.28am BST Officials in Preston have warned it could become the latest area to face a local lockdown amid rising infection rates, with 47 new cases in the past week.Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, the director of public health at Lancashire county council, said the city had taken action ahead of an expected announcement by the government and Public Health England today. Continue reading…

Speculation comes after new countries were added to UK list late on Thursday

8.55am BST

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi was also asked if he had any evidence that contacts of coronavirus cases did indeed self-isolate.
The director of public health at Lancashire County Council told the BBC: “It’s a very tricky choice. We’re asking people to restrict their movements, to limit their livelihoods in a way; generally people do follow our advice and stay at home.
“But, in some areas, particularly where we are seeing more numbers of cases, these are all deprived areas, people may be sole bread-winners in their family.
“So, we think, to encourage that isolation behaviour, perhaps we need to go the extra mile to provide the extra economic incentive as well as the general guidance.”
Chancellor Rishi Sunak earlier defended the government’s “significant measures to support people’s incomes when they’re isolating”.
He said: “We did this right at the beginning of this crisis … changed how most of our benefits work and indeed how statutory sick pay works.
“We made other improvements, generosities and strengthenings to our safety net to make sure that that support is both more accessible and more generous and particularly covers those who are isolating.”

8.28am BST

Officials in Preston have warned it could become the latest area to face a local lockdown amid rising infection rates, with 47 new cases in the past week.

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, the director of public health at Lancashire county council, said the city had taken action ahead of an expected announcement by the government and Public Health England today.

Continue reading…


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