Tiers will be downgraded where infection rates drop, says minister

Tiers will be downgraded where infection rates drop, says minister

Tough new coronavirus restrictions are needed to “mitigate” the pandemic, but levels will be lowered in areas where the virus is retreating, Dominic Raab said. The Secretary of State told Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday, “The reality is we want to get out of national…

Fury in England as areas with low infection rates placed into Tier 3 lockdown

Fury in England as areas with low infection rates placed into Tier 3 lockdown

Residents and business owners across England have been left furious by the new layered coronavirus restrictions announced by the UK government. Only the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are subject to the lowest Tier 1 set of restrictions, with people in…

NYC Closes Public School System after City Infection Rate Rises

NYC Closes Public School System after City Infection Rate Rises

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a press conference at New Bridges Elementary School ahead of schools reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak in Brooklyn, NY, August 19, 2020. (Jeenah Moon / Reuters) Public schools in New York City will temporarily close, Department of…

France sets daily infection record with more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

France sets daily infection record with more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

France recorded a record 10,561 new confirmed cases of coronavirus as the country’s second wave showed no sign of slowing. It is a new daily record as the number topped 10,000 for the first time, and it is more than three times the new infection…