The UK government said on Monday that the British capital faced harder steps under Covid-19 with a new variant of coronaviruses that could lead to increasingly increasing rates of infection.
Matt Hancock, Secretary of Health, said London will switch to the maximum degree of restrictions in place in England by Westernday and portions of three adjacent counties.
Pubs, hotels, and other entertainment venues, except for takeaway food, are to be closed down along with theatres and other entertainment venues.
Members of numerous families cannot mingle inside but individuals will also gather together in groups of up to six. Shops and colleges will continue to be available.
“This action is absolutely important not only to protect citizens but also to avoid more harm and longer-lasting issues in the future since we have seen early action said Hancock to Parliament.
In some cases, the NHS (National Health Service) doubles every seven days, he added, warning. “It only takes a few doublings for the NHS (National Health Service) to be overwhelmed.”
In everyday cases and hospital admissions, London has already undergone a “sharp rise” and the “new variant” of the Covid-19 initially found in south-eastern England, where cases are now increasing at the most, the government officials said.
Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer of England, clarified that there was no proof that the version was tougher, more infectious, or could be prevented by research.
He also warned that in cases all over the world he was responsible for the spike.
“The variant may or may not be contributing to that,” said Whitty at a press conference, adding: “We don’t know what’s cause and effect.”
Andrew Davidson, a Bristol University virology reader, said that coronaviruses are likely to mutate and were known to be viral elsewhere in Europe and North América.
“However if they spread more easily but cause the same disease severity, more people will end up becoming ill in a short period of time,” he added.
Wellcome Trust Chief Jeremy Farrar said there was also no awareness of the effect of the variant on first therapies and vaccines.
“The surveillance and research must continue and we must take the necessary steps to stay ahead of the virus,” he said.
The UK was the first country to sell the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine last week and is currently carrying out the GP surgical service in Scottish treatment centers.
It is two days before the nationwide review of the Tier Structure and as a result of a torrid year of closures, the demanding hospitality and entertainment industry seeks to recover.
The decision was announced by Mayor Sadiq Khan as “incredibly disappointing” but added: “It’s much better to act early, rather than too late.”
However, theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh said the sudden volte-face by the government… is devastating for both the theatre and the economy”
Christmas typically acts as a cash spin for theatres, shows with pantomimes, which this year were viewed as critical in the face of challenges encountered by performers, backstage, and house workers.
The new closures will cause more insecurity and failure, Jon Morgan, director of Theater Trust, told theatres.
Mike’s Michael Harrison, who produces “My entire cast and company are now crying,” added: “Pantoland at the Palladium”
The City of London Corporation’s Catherine McGuinness called on the government to keep its decision “under close review” and called for “adequate support” to the most affected firms.
Shops and hairstylists, like schools, will remain open in Tier 3, but after Tuesday, some districts in London send children home because they are gradually in the elders.
On Monday the trial in the worst affected areas of 11-18-year-old students started.
On Friday in London, the “R number” suggested, according to a government website, how many other people would be affected by Covid-19 between 0.9 and 1.1.
Out of 1,8 million positive tests in the world, London has seen more than 201,000 and more than 7,000 deaths out of over 63,000.