London Mayor Khan urges swift action to halt COVID-19 spread By

Grant Boone
September 23, 2020

Now, Sadiq Khan has announced that nearly half a million pounds will directly support grassroots venues in London, with over 100 venues battling through the pandemic set to benefit from the fund.

According to new modelling and a source close to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, the capital is only two or three days behind the North West and East coronavirus hotspots.

Data from only a few days ago suggested the capital was two weeks behind the North West and North East. Mr Khan is urging ministers to extend the latest regional restrictions - including bars and restaurants to close at 10pm - to cover London as well.

Yesterday, he met London council bosses to develop a plan of action.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed to Sophy Ridge On Sunday more talks were going ahead that day "to discuss further what might be needed".

When asked whether Londoners might be asked to work from home, Mr Hancock refused to rule it out.

Such a move would clash with the government's recent messaging, which has been to urge people to return to their offices following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

"But we have to be prepared to take action if that it what is necessary".

Wisconsin health officials recommend against usual trick-or-treating
Also on the moderate-risk list: an outdoor scary movie night with local friends who are socially distanced. The CDC also notes that using alcohol or drugs can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors.

London mayor Sadiq Khan is to meet with council leaders on Monday before deciding whether new coronavirus restrictions are needed in the capital.

A spokesman for Mr Khan said Mr Khan had a "constructive telephone call" with the Prime Minister.

"This country faces a tipping point", said Hancock.

A mayoral source said: "It is clear that lawsuits in London are moving in one direction only".

In an earlier statement, the mayor of London said "we have no choice but to look at other measures to slow the spread" because of problems with the testing system.

"The new measures will help reduce the spread of the virus and prevent the need for the full lockdown we saw in March, which could once again cause serious damage to the economy".

By comparison, the latest figures show that 546 new cases were recorded in Bolton in the seven days to 14 September - the equivalent of 189.9 per 100,000 people.

"For the time being, this virus is a fact of our lives and I must tell the House and the country that our fight against it will continue". If everybody follows the rules - and we'll be increasingly stringent on the people who are not following the rules - then we can avoid further national lockdowns.

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