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COVID-19: People are told to avoid traveling or going out of Indian coronavirus variant hotspots | Political news

People have been advised to avoid traveling in and out of parts of England most affected by the Indian variant COVID, unless it is essential.

The government’s coronavirus restrictions website has changed its guidelines in recent days for people living in eight regions where the new COVID-19[female[feminine worrisome variant is spreading.

He indicates that the local authority areas to which the new council applies are: Bedford Council, Blackburn Council with Darwen Council, Bolton Metropolitan Council, Burnley Council, Kirklees Council, Leicester Council, Hounslow Council and North Tyneside Council.

The government website says: “In the areas listed … where possible, you should try to meet outdoors rather than indoors when possible; stand 2 meters away from people you don’t live with (unless you’ve formed a supportive bubble with them), this includes friends and family you don’t live with; avoid traveling in and out of affected areas unless it is essential, for example for work (if you cannot work from home) or for studies. “

The new guidelines appear to have been released without any widespread announcement.

The chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Coronavirus urged Health Secretary Matt Hancock to make a public statement in Parliament to provide “urgent clarity” on the new local restrictions.

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The Duchess of Cambridge, who is a sponsor of the Nursing Now Project, praised the efforts of nurses around the world, saying COVID-19 has highlighted their “ vital role ”.

Layla Moran said: “This is a major policy change that will have a huge impact on people’s lives. Simply updating the government website without an official announcement is a recipe for confusion and confusion. uncertainty.

“Local people and public health officials in these areas need urgent clarity from the government. Matt Hancock …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-24 21:08:00