Emergancy Notices - Liverpool City Region - Merseyside - 4 May 2020

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This page is updated on 4 April 2020

Theories on social media platforms linking Coronavirus to 5G results in phone masts being targeted

ON Friday, 3 April 2020, mobile phone masts in Melling, Merseyside, where attacked following:- "baseless" theories linking Coronavirus to 5G being posted and aired on social media. As well as the masts being torched, we are told that engineers are also being abused and threatened. It was not just Merseyside that had this problem as phone masts have also been targeted in Sparkhill, Birmingham, on Thursday, following the 5G Coronavirus claims being pushed around on social media. Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DDCMS) have said that they are aware of inaccurate information being shared online about a link between 5G and Coronavirus. The DDCMS added:- "There is absolutely no credible evidence of a link between 5G and Coronavirus. To damage infrastructure under the pretence of claims about 5G is not acceptable. It also hampers the networks ability to provide critical connectivity to the emergency services, vulnerable consumers and hospitals, as well as supporting mass home working."

If you have not already seen the videos, the main claims being posted are that:- "5G might suppress the immune system" and the other says the:- "viruses can communicate through radio waves." Nearly all add that the new Coronavirus is not a virus, this is in reality just it is a:- "cover story to hide the damage done by 5G exposure." All these 5g theories being spread on social media are baseless and have no grounding in any accepted scientific theory.

Often these "baseless" theories quote:- 'radiation' as the problem. The use of the word 'radiation' has led some people to worry about increased health risks, including developing certain types of cancer, when talking about radio frequency radiation. Yes, all radio frequency radiation, including mobile signals are classed as:- "possibly carcinogenic" by World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), but both pickled vegetables and talcum powder are in the same category. Also, to put it in prospective, both processed meat and alcoholic drinks are a higher category. It's worth adding that all the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum, including visible light are forms of 'radiation.' The frequencies used by mobile phones, in all mobile networks, including the 5G networks, are non-ionising radio wave, meaning the wave lacks sufficient energy to break apart DNA and cause cellular damage.

Queen to address the nation and commonwealth

QUEEN Elizabeth will be addressing the nation and the Commonwealth in a rare televised broadcast this Sunday, 5 April 2020. This will be the 4th televised address of her 68 year reign, during a time of national grief and crisis. The special address was pre-recorded at Windsor Castle, where she is in self isolation. The address will be shown at 8pm, on TV and also on the the Royal Family's social media channels.

Administration looming for Debenhams

THE department store Debenhams has existed for 242 years, but the changes within the retail market has already pushed the firm into the danger zone, leading to 22 store closures, that included the store on Lord Street, Southport, but now the Coronavirus crisis has pushed the firm over the cliff. The firm still employs around 22,000 people, including at stores in Liverpool and Preston. Currently most of the workforce within the 142 remaining UK stores are currently furloughed, under the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, but on Friday, 3 April 2020, it was reported that shareholders are now preparing to go into administration.  It is thought that the appointment of administrators will protect the company from legal claims from creditors as they try and  put the department store chain on:- "a stable financial footing and ensure the future of the company." Are you affected by the problems at Debenhams? If yes, please email us your thoughts on this pressing issue to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com.

Total UK cases COVID-19 Cases Update for Liverpool City Region and surroundings

AS Saturday, 4 April 2020, the total number of confirmed UK COVID-19 Cases stood at:- 41,903 cases. Currently it is reported by Public Health England that 34,707 cases are in England, 3,345 cases in Scotland, 2,853 cases in Wales and Northern Ireland having 998 cases. The total of daily confirmed cases in the UK has risen by 3,735. The total of fatalities as a result of COVID-19 in the UK has risen by 708 and now stands at 4,313 deaths as a result of the virus.

Current confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities are as follows:-

    •  Liverpool, 387 confirmed cases.

    •  Sefton, 172 confirmed cases.

    •  Wirral, 147 confirmed cases.

    •  St. Helens, 148 confirmed cases.

    •  Halton, 61 confirmed cases.

    •  Lancashire, 642 confirmed cases.

    •  Cheshire West and Chester, 149 confirmed cases.

    •  Cheshire East, 144 confirmed cases.

    •  Manchester, 252 confirmed cases.

    •  Stockport, 193 confirmed cases.

    •  Trafford, 173 confirmed cases.

    •  Wigan, 116 confirmed cases.

    •  Bolton, 109 confirmed cases.

    •  Rochdale, 127 confirmed cases.

    •  Bury, 104 confirmed cases.

    •  Tameside, 129 confirmed cases.

    •  Oldham, 152 confirmed cases.

    • Blackburn with Darwen, 52 confirmed cases.

These stats are according to Public Health England as of 04/04/2020.

* A new process for collecting numbers of recovered patients is in development: More information to follow.

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