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UK reports highest daily rise of coronavirus cases since start of outbreak

Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2020 shows part of the Manchester Metropolitan University campus in Manchester, Britain. Another 7,143 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, the highest daily total ever since the start of the pandemic in Britain, according to official figures released Tuesday. According to The Guardian newspaper, COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported in at least 50 campuses across Britain. Manchester Metropolitan University has asked around 1,700 students to self-isolate after 127 cases were confirmed

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |    Another 7,143 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, the highest daily total ever since the start of the pandemic in Britain, according to official figures released Tuesday.

The newly confirmed infections brought the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 439,013, the official data showed.

The coronavirus-related deaths rose by 71 to 42,072, according to the latest data.

Amid grave concerns over outbreaks in the universities, British Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said Tuesday that universities have been asked to provide “additional help and practical support” to students, while ensuring the students who are isolating are “properly cared for” and can get food, medical and cleaning supplies if needed.

According to The Guardian newspaper, COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported in at least 50 campuses across Britain.

“We will never be in a position where we can eliminate all risk…But we will not condemn a generation of young people by asking them to put their lives on hold for months or years ahead,” Williamson told MPs in a statement.

“We believe that universities are very well prepared to handle any outbreaks as they arise.”

In the face of a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, further restrictions were announced Monday for people living in northeastern England, including “legal restrictions on indoor mixing between households in any setting”.

Local media reported that just under a quarter of people in Britain now are living under different lockdown restrictions.

The reports came as countries, such as Britain, China, Russia and the United States, are racing against time to develop coronavirus vaccines.

The British government’s Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance has said that it is possible that some vaccine could be available in small amounts later this year, but it is more likely that a vaccine will be available early next year, although that is not guaranteed.

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One comment

  1. Ministry of Health
    we have listened to the message in relation to phase 4;
    now each of us is responsible for his/her own life
    we appreciate all the effort

    Sometime back we had enquired about community engagement, with hope that awareness of measures to control, being delivered to the community using approaches that are understood by community, would help

    Right now what are we to expect?, even the practice recommended is not being/inadequately applied. We are so ignorant, some say , “God planned a day for each of us”

    The issue of transmission of contagion remains alien, and so the measures to break the chain are ignored

    If we need adequate ventilation, even the number 70 for worship should take into account, the available space

    It is disheartening to avoid “KOVIDI” when everybody else around you does not care, it is a waste of time

    Please let the behavior change messages get to the masses in real time, using well tested methods for groups of our setting

    It is not a crime to be above 60 years or have an underlying medical problem, we also have dreams; this should not be a justification for our demise

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