Emergancy COVID-19 Notices for the Liverpool City Region - 2020-05-21

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£50 million for Councils within England to Reopen High Streets

RESPONDING to the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund which will provide £50 million for Councils in England to prepare for the safe reopening of high streets, Cllr Kevin Bentley, Chairman of the People and Places Board, said:- "Social distancing looks set to play some part in our everyday lives for some time to come and the scale of the challenge facing our local economies as a result of this pandemic cannot be underestimated. This funding will help councils build on ongoing work to implement measures to help communities and high streets transition to our new way of life. Councils also need a greater say in how the remaining European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) are spent. This is vital so they can target funding towards efforts to lead local areas and economies through this pandemic and readjust to life when it is over. It is essential that all funding is spent in our local communities and not sent back to Brussels when the ESIF program ends. Councils and combined Authorities also want to urgently work with the Government on its domestic replacement for EU funding, the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. To help get the economy back on its feet after this crisis, it is more important than ever that it will at least be equal in value to the funding from the current ESIF with local areas able to spend it on creating jobs, supporting small and medium enterprises, delivering skills training and reigniting growth across the country."

Muslim comedians to come together for 'socially distant' show to mark Eid in lockdown

40 Muslim comedians from across the world are to come together for a 1 off the online show to:- 'bring joy' to Muslims as they spend Eid away from friends and family. The event, organized by the Concordia Forum, will see acts from the UK, USA, Canada, and South Africa performing 3 minute sketches during a 2 hour live show to be streamed on Facebook, on Sunday, 24 May 2020.  The Concordia Forum, a global network of Muslim leaders, is putting on the event:- 'The Socially Distant Eid Comedy Night,' to bring joy to Muslims who are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr (the festival marking the end of Ramadan) alone or in isolation due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Confirmed acts include:- Imran Yusuf; Tez Ilyas; Aizzah Fatima; Aatif Nawaz; Yaaseen Barnes; Bilal Zafar; Ehshaan Akbar; Yasmin Elhady; Salma Hindy; Abdullah Afzal; Atheer Yaqoub; Nabz Pat; Suhayl Essa; Feraz Shere; and Ismail Moses.

Muddassar Ahmed, Chair of the Concordia Forum, said:- "This Ramadan has been particularly difficult for communities around the world. We're proud to be pulling together some of the brightest Muslim comedic talents to entertain those celebrating the Eid festival at home, people looking to learn a little bit about Muslim culture, or really anyone in need of a good laugh."

Imran Yusuf, 1st Muslim to be nominated:- 'Best Newcomer' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, said:- "To beat the lockdown, we can safely celebrate Eid via the marvel of the internet. This show is a way to easily bring together more people to meet in cyberspace and have a laugh with comics from all over the world, a truly international stage beamed straight to you wherever you are with a decent broadband connection."

The Socially Distant Eid Comedy Night will be taking place online, from 8pm to 10pm BST, and will be live streamed on Facebook.com.

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

THE total number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 2,409 cases and the total number now stand at 259,559, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals. The total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory is 36,793. Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be 282 according to the Department of Health. North West - total of 24,890 confirmed cases. The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities, in and around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-

► Liverpool, 1,591 confirmed cases.

► Sefton, 910 confirmed cases.

► Wirral, 1,233 confirmed cases.

► St. Helens, 747 confirmed cases.

► Halton, 387 confirmed cases.

► Lancashire, 3,506 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire West and Chester, 1,078 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire East, 1,186 confirmed cases.

► Manchester, 1,524 confirmed cases.

► Stockport, 1,040 confirmed cases.

► Trafford, 791 confirmed cases.

► Wigan, 1,151 confirmed cases.

► Bolton, 999 confirmed cases.

► Rochdale, 760 confirmed cases.

► Bury, 725 confirmed cases.

► Tameside, 683 confirmed cases.

► Oldham, 1,053 confirmed cases.

► Blackburn with Darwen, 406 confirmed cases.

These stats are according to Public Health England as of 24/05/2020. Last updated 5.07pm 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 Administration Labs).

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