Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • has Boris Johnson's government struggles to control the rising rate of coronavirus?

  • The labor leader secure, Starmer says the time has come to impose a short lock down of 2 to 3 weeks What's being called a circuit breaker throughout England, Saskia said.

  • The mix of measures imposed by the prime minister was not working on that.

  • Another course was now urgently needed.

  • Official documents reveal that government scientific advisers called for a short lock down some three weeks ago, but their advice was rejected by ministers on labor's backing for a lock down is now being seen as a significant change in the debate on tackling the pandemic.

  • As our deputy political editor, Vicky Young, explains coronavirus cases on the rise.

  • Hospitals under pressure, Liverpool faces new restrictions from midnight.

  • We've got the spirit skull households won't be allowed to mix, but shops, restaurants, schools and workplaces will stay open.

  • The government scientific advisers privately recommended three weeks ago that it was time to go much further.

  • On today, the labor leader backed their plan for a national circuit breaker, a short period when all hospitality and leisure venues would shut for months secure.

  • Stormers broadly supported the government's approach that came to an end with this direct message for the prime minister, you know that the scientific evidence backs this approach.

  • You know that the restrictions you introduced won't be enough.

  • You know that a circuit break is needed now to get this virus under control.

  • You can't keep delaying this.

  • Come back to the House of Commons every few weeks with another plan that won't work, he says The test and trace system isn't working effectively, and that's hampering the return to normality.

  • You're now talking about a return to a blanket national approach.

  • Isn't this going to be a huge cost to the economy?

  • And isn't it better to have a tailored approach for every single region?

  • E think the damage to the economy would be caused bye weeks and months of the approach the government has set out This will break the circuit.

  • Bring the our breakdown on Dhere in Wales, where labor is in charge.

  • The administration's also putting pressure on the prime minister to discuss a UK wide approach to tighter restrictions.

  • I asked the prime minister for on extra special cobra meeting specifically to discuss the circuit breaker idea.

  • Some senior ministers did argue for this circuit breaker idea.

  • A short, sharp, locked down over half term to try to stop the virus spreading.

  • But they were overruled amid concerns about heaping even mawr damage on an economy already battered.

  • Ministers admit there are difficult months ahead on in the Commons defended the approach they're taking.

  • Governments of Aled different stripe political persuasion have Aled come to the broadly the same conclusion, which is it is necessary to restrict socializing because that way we reduce the transmission with the least damage to education on the economy.

  • But many conservative MPs disagree, pointing to the economic damage the restrictions are already causing.

  • We have to get the country back to work.

  • We simply cannot go on bailing our businesses.

  • We are going bankrupt.

  • There is no silver bullet without one, although difficult, we must learn to live with the virus.

  • The continued peaks and troughs are unsustainable.

  • The prime minister is being pulled in different directions and there are serious repercussions toe every decision he makes.

  • Onda Cross The UK politicians are really grappling with what to do next in a worsening situation.

  • Tonight Installment The Northern Ireland executive having a late night talks to decide whether to bring their own version off a circuit breaker in here, Boris Johnson has decided to stick with a local, flexible approach.

  • They think that different areas, we'll need different things and there are plenty off.

  • Conservative.

  • MP is very wary about the whole idea.

  • They think 2 to 3 weeks of a lock down could become far longer.

  • With Aled the consequences that entails.

  • Boris Johnson is getting lots of advice, lots of ideas and suggestions.

  • No one, of course, could be sure whether any of them will work.

  • Vicky.

  • Many thanks again, Vicky Young, with the latest there at Westminster on Does Vicky was saying we heard earlier.

  • It was three weeks ago when the UK government's own medical and scientific advisers were calling for some kind of short locked down in England.

  • Documents released from a meeting of sage that's the scientific advisory group for emergencies, said an immediate circuit breaker was the best way to control cases on to slow the spread of the virus.

  • Our medical editor, Fergus Walsh, has more details.

  • The sage documents warned of catastrophic consequences unless rapid action was taken to bring the our number down.

  • It's currently 1.2 to 1.5, which means every 10 infected people are passing the virus to between 12 and 15 others.

  • Strict measures we know will reduce the prevalence on the danger of introducing measures that are not strict enough.

  • Is there still economically damaging and still damaging to personal freedoms?

  • But the prevalence keeps rising.

  • The scientific advisers wanted a two week circuit breaker locked down with in order for people to stay at home.

  • They thought this would bring the our number below one, but would have a short term impact, perhaps reversing the epidemic by 28 days.

  • One recommendation that has been introduced is that anyone who can should work from home.

  • The scientists think this could reduce our by up to North 10.4 on.

  • They believe the advice should remain in place indefinitely.

  • Sage also called for all university lectures and tuition to be moved online.

  • They think that could reduce our by up to north 0.5, but not if students remain in their term time accommodation.

  • The scientists also wanted the closure of all pubs, restaurants, cafes, gyms, leisure centers on hairdressers.

  • They say these would have a more modest impact on suppressing the epidemic.

  • The sage committee warns that a circuit breaker would have negative impacts, especially on the poorest in society.

  • Ministers will also be assessing the detailed economic consequences.

  • Sage is advising them on the medical science, the epidemiology and the behavioral side of thes things.

  • They will also be taking into account economic questions.

  • They'll be thinking about what the government and the country can afford on.

  • They'll also be thinking about things from a political perspective.

  • Unless radical restrictions were imposed, Sage warns, there could be 3000 hospital admissions a day in the UK by the end of the month, the same as the peak in early April.

  • Their view is the action taken so far is simply not enough to rein in the virus.

  • Fergus Walsh, B B C News Let's take the latest look.

  • Then, at the official figures released today, showing a rise again in new infection, 17,234 recorded in the latest 24 hour period.

  • That's up from just under 14,000 recorded yesterday.

  • It means the average number of new cases reported per day in the past week is 14,973 Hospital admissions have also increased.

  • On average, 658 people were being admitted every day over the past week and that number does not include Scotland.

  • 143 deaths have been reported.

  • That's people who died within 28 days off a positive co vid 19 test on it means on average.

  • In the past week, 82 deaths were announced every day on board.

  • Just a final figure, which is the total number of deaths so far across the UK.

  • It's now 43,000 on 18.

  • Fergus is with me once again Fergus Walsh, our medical editor.

  • When we see those figures and clearly some of them are startling.

  • What should viewers make of?

  • Um, well, it's the highest daily death toll Hugh since June.

  • The trend is very much up on.

  • I have to tell you we are going to see further increases in co vid related deaths in the coming weeks.

  • In a sense, they're locked in because many of them will be people who got the virus three or four weeks ago on, we're seeing the epidemic doubling in size every 7 to 14 days The only question is, how high will they go now?

  • We're a long way from the 1000 daily deaths we had in April.

  • Thea Bridge Age of those dying from Kobe is 82.

  • The average age of those going into intensive care is 60.

  • And the concern is that as hospitals start to fill up with Kobe patients, it will begin toe have an impact on non co bid care on operations on diagnostics Now.

  • One thing in those sage documents that I want to point out is an absolutely damning critique off the government's test and trace system.

  • It cause it having a marginal impact on reducing the spread of the virus and says it will further decline unless it grows at the same rate as of the epidemic.

  • Okay, focus.

  • Many thanks again focus.

has Boris Johnson's government struggles to control the rising rate of coronavirus?

Subtitles and vocabulary

Operation of videos Adjust the video here to display the subtitles

B1 circuit circuit breaker breaker sage approach scientific

Labour demands new lockdown as scientists warn of “catastrophic” epidemic - BBC News

  • 0 0
    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
Video vocabulary