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  • another 20 million people in England will be placed under Tier four restrictions and ask to stay at home from midnight tonight.

  • The health secretary, Matt Hancock, said the move was absolutely necessary because the new variant of coronavirus was fueling a surge in cases.

  • Areas entering Tier four include Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, the Northeast on Greater Manchester.

  • Three quarters of the English population will be under the toughest measures from tomorrow.

  • Dozens of areas will also now enter Tier three, including Liverpool structure, Devon and Cornwall.

  • So no part of the country will be in Tier two.

  • That leaves the Silly Isles which stay in Tier one.

  • Our health correspondent Dominique use reports in Birmingham just time for a last trim before Tier four restrictions coming at midnight after a tough year.

  • It's another bitter setback for owner Dale Sample.

  • Absolutely devastated again that we've just got going after reopening on the second of December.

  • We're just getting back on our feet again.

  • How many more times can we be locked down and you know the bills keep rolling on?

  • It's really difficult to keep coming back in England.

  • More than three quarters of the population will be in Tier four, the highest level of restrictions.

  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs the new, more contagious covert variant was driving infections up.

  • Unfortunately, this new variant is now spreading across most of England and cases are doubling fast.

  • It is therefore necessary to apply tear for measures to a wider area, including the remaining parts of the Southeast as well as large parts of the Midlands, the northwest, the northeast on the southwest.

  • This is a global crisis, but let us be clear.

  • This is a national emergency.

  • Our National Health Service is becoming overwhelmed.

  • I hope the T four restrictions are enough.

  • But many believe even tougher restrictions are now inevitable.

  • But public health experts warn that restrictions and lockdowns can only do so much.

  • The fact off any escalation in tears lasts for maybe three weeks, four weeks and then wears off.

  • So it is doubly important that regardless of which tears we go in, we continue to come forward for vaccines.

  • Onda take the tests on, more importantly, maintain that social distancing and hand washing and to meet rules.

  • Rising case numbers are hitting the health service already buckling under pressure in the south and east infections are now growing in the north and west.

  • Burnley has already bean hit hard by the pandemic this year, but has again seen a rapid growth in cases.

  • And it's not just businesses that will be affected by the new restrictions.

  • The local hospice depends on the £650,000 raised each year by its charity shops.

  • It has been a huge hit for us this year.

  • We've bean full throughout the whole of the pandemic.

  • Our hospital at home services are also caring for more patients in the community.

  • To then close our shops is a really sort of kick to us.

  • Parts of England that have seen relatively low case numbers in recent months, like Taunton in Somerset, now find themselves in Tier four.

  • It's clear we're heading into the new Year in the middle of a second wave that is yet to show any signs of subsiding.

  • It's a place no one wanted to be.

another 20 million people in England will be placed under Tier four restrictions and ask to stay at home from midnight tonight.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/31
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