Crunch talks between local leaders and government officials continue today amid the possibility parts of Yorkshire will move into Tier Three lockdown restrictions next week.
A decision from the government is expected tomorrow with Sheffield looking the most likely Yorkshire region to move into the harshest level of coronavirus restrictions.
More than 350 people tested positive for coronavirus in Sheffield yesterday (October 17).
And the city is still showing the highest infection rate in…
West Yorkshire Tier 3 talks update as council leaders meet with government – Yorkshire Live
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has been in discussions with senior government ministers and the deputy chief medical officer
Further talks between the government and council leaders in West Yorkshire over coronavirus restrictions will take place in the coming days.
There has been growing speculation that West Yorkshire will be placed under Tier 3 measures as the rate of coronavirus continues to increase across the county.
A statement from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority this evening (Monday) said: “Today we were invited to a meeting with senior government ministers and the deputy chief medical officer to discuss…
Stock markets slide as Covid-19 cases rise – BBC News
The Dow falls 2.5% and the S&P 500 drops more than 2%, on track for its sharpest decline in weeks.
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US stock markets suffered their sharpest drop in weeks as concerns about the economic impact of surging coronavirus cases sent shares tumbling.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 2.3%, after dropping more than 3% earlier in the day. The S&P 500 fell 1.8% and the Nasdaq 1.6%.
Stocks in Europe, where a rise in virus cases has prompted new restrictions, also declined.
Shares in travel and energy firms took some of the heaviest losses.
In the United States, cruise…
Covid: Nottingham to move into tier 3 – BBC News
Some parts of the surrounding county will also face the toughest Covid rules.
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image captionNottingham has consistently recorded one of the highest infection rates in England
Nottingham and parts of the surrounding county will move into the top tier of Covid restrictions, it has been confirmed.
People living in the city, along with Rushcliffe, Gedling and Broxtowe, face the toughest restrictions.
The measures come into force at one minute past midnight on Thursday and will expire after 28 days.
It comes after the city consistently recorded one of…
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