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Huge rise in 'Wangiri'
OVER the last
month Ofcom, the UK's communications services regulator, has
said they have seen a huge rise in 'Wangiri' calls being
reported to them. This is then a scammer will ring a person's
phone number but immediately hang up in the hope that the
recipient will call back. The numbers are often originating from
countries like Botswana, Guinea and Guyana and if you call them
back, it might leave you them facing a costly phone bill for the
call back. Often these numbers are international number, which
will be charged at a premium rate, and many have dialling codes
that begin with:- +267, +224, +592 respectively, but that is not
always the case.
Ofcom said that:- "If you miss a call from a number you
don't recognise, particularly from overseas, we strongly advise
that you don't return the call. We also suggest that should you
get a call lie this, that you share the number with your phone
company, so they can investigate." They have also added
that:- "You should ask your phone company to block any
unfamiliar overseas and premium rate numbers. If you think you
have fallen victim to this scam, contact your phone service
provider as soon as possible, as well as Action
Fraud, who are the UK's
national fraud reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime within
England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Reports of fraud and any
other financial crime in Scotland should also be reported to
Police via:- 101."
This type of scam has been yet again targeting mostly O2 and EE
customers, but now many small businesses and home landline
numbers are also having the same problem. The most frequent time
of these calls are in the very early hours of the morning or
late at night. Ofcom is recommending customers on all networks,
both mobile and landline (fixed line) to check their accounts
for recent payments to see if they have been unknowingly charged
for calling 1 of these numbers.
Release of new guidelines by
the Department for Education blasted as:- '11th Hour
JUST after 9pm,
on 28 August 2020, the Department for Education released new
COVID10 guidance changes in what has been blasted as:-
'11th Hour incompetence' by many Education leaders along
with both Labour and the Lib-Dems. The timing of the updated
guidance, which comes days before Schools reopen in England and
over a Bank Holiday weekend. Labour's Shadow Education Secretary
Kate Green said this announcement and its timing:- "just
beggars belief" and her words have been echoed by many
School and College Leaders across England.
The new guidelines that has been issued will not apply to
Primary School children according to the Department for
Education, as they say that doing so indicates it will:-
"play a limited role in transmission" according to
scientific evidence. The new system means that should there be a
local lockdown, Schools within that area could have to bring in
a rota system for students who would spend 2 weeks in the
classroom and then a fortnight studying online at home. The idea
being that the staggered approach would reducing contacts and
help to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, by giving enough
time at home for both staff and pupils symptoms to show up.
The guidelines that Schools in England should now base their
plans on, is a 4 tier system, that the Department for Education
says will prioritises keeping Primary Schools open, while
helping the Secondary Education system to respond to changing
levels of Coronavirus cases on a local level.
The 4 tier system is as follows:-
Tier 1 - Requires students in
year 7 and above, and staff, to wear face coverings in corridors
and communal areas.
Tier 2 - Early years and Primary
Schools will stay open, while Secondary Schools will move to a
rota system, combining face to face and remote learning.
Tier 3 - Early Years and Primary
Schools will remain open, but Secondary Schools and Further
Education institutes will go to full remote learning, with the
exception of key worker children.
Tier 4 - All early years:-
Primary and Secondary Schools will move to full remote learning,
other than for key worker children.
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Total UK cases COVID-19 cases
in and around Liverpool City Region
of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been
laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 1,108
cases and the total number now stand at 332,752, that
includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are
not included in the 4 National totals.
The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the
total, was sadly reported to be 12 according to the
Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people
who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public
Health or NHS laboratory is 41,498.
The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
764. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in
mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 60. Daily
number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 109.
In England, there are a total of 287,502 confirmed cases.
North West - total of 52,684 confirmed cases:-.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
► Liverpool, 2,847 confirmed cases.
► Halton, 738 confirmed cases.
► Knowsley, 1,079 confirmed cases.
► Sefton, 1,680 confirmed cases.
► St. Helens, 1,282 confirmed cases
► Wirral, 2,185 confirmed cases..
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within
Local Authorities around the Liverpool City
Region are as follows:-
► Blackburn with Darwen, 1,822 confirmed cases.
► Blackpool, 1,098 confirmed cases.
► Bolton, 2,289 confirmed cases.
► Bury, 1,575 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire East, 2,375 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire West and Chester, 2,138 confirmed
► Lancashire, 8,146 confirmed cases.
► Manchester, 4,230 confirmed cases.
► Oldham, 2,877 confirmed cases.
► Preston, 1,428 confirmed cases.
► Rochdale, 2,236 confirmed cases.
► Salford, 1,785 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 1,977 confirmed cases.
► Tameside, 1,913 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 1,669 confirmed cases.
► Warrington, 1,412 confirmed cases
► Wigan, 2,311 confirmed cases.
Areas within England which are currently in Lockdown or
have Enhanced Restrictions imposed on them:-
City of Manchester
action to control Covid19 cases through further
Parts of Pendle
Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK
as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st
laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.
Daily and cumulative
numbers of COVID-19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are
not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are
not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID-19 patients
while the other nations include only confirmed cases.
Previous 24hr Data
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