Alert... Control the Virus... Save Lives?
official UK guidance to:- "stay at home, save lives,
protect the NHS" will be amended to:- "stay alert,
control the virus, save lives." Now according to Prime
Minister, Boris Johnson, the UK's Government guidance is now:-
► Stay at home as much as possible.
► Work at home if you can.
► Limit contact with other people.
► Keep your distance if you go out (2
metres apart where possible)
► Wash your hands regularly.
Given the critical point we are at in tackling the virus, many
are questioning what many say is an "absurdity silly"
new slogan for the next phase in the UK's fight against
Coronavirus. The new slogan has already led to more people
flouting the Government's Covid-19 lockdown rules, with people
flocking to the seaside on Bank Holiday Saturday. Also,
Scotland's 1st Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she will refuse
to switch from "stay home" slogan immediately to
the new slogan as a result.
Boris Johnson's new message is meant to make us all remember
to:- "be alert to the continuing danger of Coronavirus,"
but it has left the public very confused... Sadly, the battle
might have been won so far, but in reality the war is far from
Businesses already have said that this has already been widely
ridicule and pointed out that it doesn't say what should happen
if you are in a shielded category or if you are a single parent
with a child or children, yet expected to go back to work. May
are not classed as key workers, so will not be able to get
school places and can't get help with child care.
Responding to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's address on the road
map for reopening society, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the
Local Government Association, said:- "It is encouraging
that we are now moving into the next phase of tackling this
virus and we look forward to seeing more details on the
Government's plan. During this pandemic, Councils' role as
leaders of place has been more important than ever before. They
will continue to lead their communities through this crisis as
we adapt to this new way of life, working day and night to
protect the most vulnerable, help local businesses, keep
important services running and support national efforts to
defeat this disease. The scale of the economic, environmental
and community challenges that we will face cannot be under
estimated. Communities will need to keep sticking together
through this crisis and follow the Government's plan and social
distancing rules to ensure people are not put at risk
What to you, our readers think of the announcement and plan?
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Total UK cases
COVID-19 cases - update for Liverpool City Region and
THE latest COVID-19
pandemic fatalities of UK Hospital patients that have died in
the UK after testing positive for the virus, on 10 May 2020 has
gone up to:- 269, taking to total to:- 31,855. The number of
COVID-19 infections has also risen by 3,923 to 219,183. Within
England, Department of Health said that the total now stands
at:- 135,982 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 22,342
confirmed cases. Current Hospital Laboratory confirmed cases
within the following Local Authorities, in and around the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
► Liverpool, 1,508 confirmed cases.
► Sefton, 858 confirmed cases.
► Wirral, 1,119 confirmed cases.
► St. Helens, 696 confirmed cases.
► Halton, 347 confirmed cases.
► Lancashire, 3,141 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire West and Chester, 914 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire East, 1,021 confirmed cases.
► Manchester, 1,326 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 958 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 682 confirmed cases.
► Wigan, 975 confirmed cases.
► Bolton, 890 confirmed cases.
► Rochdale, 658 confirmed cases.
► Bury, 639 confirmed cases.
► Tameside, 535 confirmed cases.
► Oldham, 939 confirmed cases.
► Blackburn with Darwen, 364 confirmed cases.
These stats are according to Public Health England as of
10/05/2020. Last updated 4.26pm GMT. UK total includes cases
detected through:- "Pillar 2" testing (tests carried out by
commercial partners) and therefore does not equate to the sum of
the 4 countries' counts, which only include:- "Pillar 1" (tests
carried out by NHS / PHE / Devolved Administration Labs)..
UK total includes cases detected through:- "Pillar 2" testing
(tests carried out by commercial partners) and therefore does
not equate to the sum of the 4 countries' counts, which only
include:- "Pillar 1" (tests carried out by NHS / PHE / Devolved
UK Government Coronavirus Press
Conference on 9 May 2020 Video