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London Covid: Government advises against all but ‘essential’ travel in and out of Hounslow


The Government is advising against all but important travel in and out of eight English areas together with the West London borough of Hounslow as a result of issues over the Indian variant of coronavirus.

Hounslow is London’s most contaminated borough and presently has an an infection charge of 56.3 per 100,000 folks, recording 153 new circumstances in the week main as much as May 15.

It is it thought the Indian variant, which is extra transmissible, is now the dominant pressure of Covid-19 in the borough.

The newest data was posted in a web-based replace at Gov.uk final week (May 21) but it doesn’t seem to have been accompanied by an official announcement.

It covers seven different areas of the UK the place Indian variant is believed to be spreading quickest – Bedford, Blackburn and Darwen, Bolton, Burnley, Kirklees, Leicester and North Tyneside.

Government steering advises against all but important travel into or out of areas battling the Indian variant

The new steering has reportedly sparked confusion amongst native leaders in Bolton who claimed they weren’t informed in regards to the replace reviews the MirrorOnline.

It states that journeys to and from areas affected by the Indian variant all through the UK needs to be averted, ‘until important’.

Exemptions embrace work – when you can’t make money working from home – and schooling.

It additionally suggests folks in these areas meet outdoors slightly than inside the place doable and preserve 2 metres aside from folks they don’t dwell with.

The Government recommends folks in areas affected by the brand new pressure ought to get examined twice every week, make money working from home if doable and take the vaccine when it’s provided.

Everyone who lives, works or studies in the targeted areas and settings, including children, will be strongly encouraged to take a PCR test, whether they are showing symptoms or not.

Surge testing has been rolled out throughout West London

The new authorities steering states: “The new Covid-19 variant spreads extra simply from individual to individual. To assist cease the unfold, it is best to take explicit warning when assembly anybody outdoors your family or help bubble.

“In the areas listed, wherever doable, it is best to attempt to meet outdoors slightly than inside the place doable, preserve two metres aside from folks that you just don’t dwell with (until you could have shaped a help bubble with them).

“This contains mates and household you don’t dwell with, [and] keep away from travelling in and out of affected areas until it’s important, for instance for work (when you can’t make money working from home) or schooling.”

Last week, surge testing was prolonged to 5 boroughs throughout London in a bid to cease the Indian variant from spreading.

These included the West London boroughs of Hillingdon, Ealing, Brent and Harrow.

Figures launched the identical day confirmed that the quantity of confirmed circumstances of the variant, referred to as B1.617.2, had elevated in London from 400 to 720.

London’s an infection charges in full

The figures for London beneath cowl the seven days to May 15.

From left to proper it reads: title of native authority; charge of new circumstances in the seven days to May 15; quantity (in brackets) of new circumstances recorded in the seven days to May 15.

Boroughs with a rise in circumstances

Hounslow: 56.3 (153)

Kingston Upon Thames: 32.7 (58)

Harrow: 28.7 (72)

Greenwich: 27.8 (80)

Croydon: 25.6 (99)

Hammersmith and Fulham: 21.6 (40)

Lambeth: 20.9 (68)

Lewisham: 19.9 (61)

Haringey: 19.0 (51)

Enfield: 16.8 (56)

Barnet: 16.2 (64)

Bromley: 14.4 (48)

Sutton: 13.6 (28)

Newham: 13.3 (47)

Boroughs the place case numbers have not elevated

Hillingdon: 35.2 (108)

Ealing: 31.9 (109)

Brent: 25.2 (84)

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Kensington and Chelsea: 19.9 (31)

Westminster: 18.8 (49)

Wandsworth: 16.4 (54)

Tower Hamlets: 14.8 (48)

Redbridge: 14.7 (45)

Barking and Dagenham: 14.6 (31)

Merton: 13.6 (28)

Southwark: 12.5 (40)

Richmond upon Thames: 12.1 (24)

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Bexley: 12.1 (30)

Waltham Forest: 11.9 (33)

Islington: 10.7 (26)

Hackney and the City of London: 9.6 (28)

Camden: 8.9 (24)

Havering: 8.5 (22)

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