London reports NO new coronavirus cases for 24 hours in huge boost for lockdown easing – The Sun

LONDON has reported NO new coronavirus instances for 24 hours – giving a glimmer of hope that lockdown measures might quickly be eased additional.

The capital has been one of many hardest hit areas within the UK because it’s first reported case in February.

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 London has been one of the hardest hit regions in the UK during the coronavirurs outbreak

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On Monday no new instances of the killer bug had been recorded in London, in accordance with knowledge revealed yesterday by Public Well being England.

PHE Well being chiefs have cautioned to not look an excessive amount of into this determine because it could possibly be an anomaly.

A Division of Well being spokesperson harassed this does not imply the epidemic is tailing off.

On Sunday, PHE knowledge reveals 19 mores instances of Covid-19 had been recorded in London – and the identical determine on Saturday.

Figures from Thursday and Friday present 77 and 53 extra coronavirus instances had been recorded within the capital.

The newest determine could possibly be attributed to a glitch much like when the Covid-19 affected person notification system stopped working quickly on Could 16.

In London, 5,806 individuals have died of coronavirus in hospital after testing constructive, in accordance with the PHE figures revealed on Monday.

Information from the Workplace of Nationwide Statistics reveals that 5,903 deaths associated to coronavirus had been recorded in London as much as Could 13.

The declining variety of instances and deaths is among the 5 checks the UK must cross earlier than lockdown is lifted.

One other one of many checks is to see the an infection or “R” price drop to beneath one.

EASING OF LOCKDOWN

Lockdown guidelines started to ease final week, with sunbathing and limitless train allowed – so long as Brits observe social distancing.

Brits have additionally been informed if they will return to work then they need to, sparking commuting chaos within the capital as transport in London has been working on a diminished timetable.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has confronted criticism after asserting plans to extend the fees for automobiles driving in central London and hike Underground fares.

Pupils at some faculties will return in June, whereas pubs, cafes and eating places might open to promote pints and meals from market-style outside stalls in simply weeks.

The Prime Minister’s spokesperson additionally hinted that some parts of the lockdown could possibly be eased at totally different charges in several elements of the nation.

Boris Johnson’s spokesperson mentioned the Restoration Technique doc launched final Monday made it clear that the authorities could be conscious of new knowledge on native an infection charges when seeking to ease lockdown.

He mentioned: “It might result in a number of the measures being eased at totally different charges in several elements of the nation and on the identical time it might result in some measures being re-imposed in some elements of the nation however not in others.”

Final week, specialists estimated the replica quantity has gone up from between 0.5 and 0.9 to between 0.7 and 1.

However the authorities’s prime scientists cautioned that the small improve within the R worth is not considered linked as a result of a lag of about two to a few weeks in knowledge.

As an alternative, they imagine that as the full variety of instances in the neighborhood is falling, the quantity in care properties and hospitals is accounting for a larger proportion of the full.

Earlier this month, the North West over took London as Britain’s coronavirus epicentre with extra hospital instances than the capital.

Circumstances throughout the nation have been steadily dropping after 2,412 new coronavirus instances had been identified yesterday – down from 2,684 the day earlier than.

The variety of deaths has steadily been falling as nicely – regardless of yesterday being the very best rise in every week, with deaths leaping by 545.

Mr Johnson hopes a sluggish phased unlocking of Britain will permit the nation to slide again into some type of “new regular”.

The Authorities nonetheless wants to satisfy the 5 necessities wanted to finish lockdown.

The 5 checks are: the make sure the NHS has the capability to supply care, there’s a sustained and constant fall in each day deaths, the ‘R’ price drops to manageable ranges, over coming operational challenges with PPE and testing and being assured in easing lockdown.

The Solar On-line contacted Public Well being England for a remark.

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