Stoke-on-Trent, Coventry and Slough will move into coronavirus Tier 2 limitations – and conversations are under method on Warrington being positioned into Tier 3.
The Tier 2 changes come into effect from 12: 01 am on Saturday – suggesting people will not have the ability to satisfy other families socially inside your home.
Mr Hancock stated in all three areas, infections have actually risen to over 100 per 100,000 individuals, with cases doubling every fortnight.
The anticipated modification for Warrington is “due to a continuing increase in cases there”, Mr Hancock said.
” There’s an excellent local hospital in Warrington but it is handling an extremely high number of cases,” he discussed.
And Mr Hancock said “discussions are underway” on whether parts of Nottinghamshire and West Yorkshire will be positioned into Tier 3.
He also revealed some progress on mass testing.
Lateral flow tests have now started to be rolled out to schools and universities – helpful because they do not need a lab or a maker to deliver the outcome.
The health secretary stated he had purch