World News – GB – Birmingham moves to Level 3 lockdown after ‘very disturbing’ coronavirus outbreak


Extensive discussions with government over support measures as city grapple with high number of hospitalizations Birmingham City Council chief Ian Ward has confirmed the move this morning

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Birmingham and West Midlands are set to upgrade to level 3 soon after huge increase in hospitalizations

Mayor Andy Street and council leaders are locked in close discussions with the government over support measures ahead of planned move, Birmingham Live reports

The new restrictions will force reception centers to close and ban contact with people from different households and support bubbles

It includes almost 300 hospital patients and 44 confirmed deaths yesterday in Birmingham and the West Midlands

He said: « The number of cases is increasing and we need to do something more We will move to level 3 »

The head of the council said: « We are not seeing cases increasing as in some parts of the country our curve is flatter, but cases continue to rise

“This week I had two meetings with local leaders (other councils in the West Midlands Combined Authority region) and with the Chambers of Commerce to get their perspective on the package. economic and its impact

« The government is firm on what is proposed (financially) – it will be on par with the support offered to the Greater Manchester and Liverpool area and elsewhere »

There are now over 300 coronavirus patients in hospital beds at Birmingham University Hospitals, 34 of whom are fighting for life in intensive care

Yesterday 44 new deaths linked to Covid-19 were recorded in Birmingham and the Midlands – the highest figure in five months

The West Midlands were discussed during yesterday’s Gold Command meeting with Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who concluded that more restrictions were urgently needed – to less of a rapid drop in cases

More than 15 million more people elsewhere in the region are expected to face Level 2 restrictions amid continued rise in Covid infections

All of Staffordshire, Dudley, in the Black Country, and Telford & Wrekin, in Shropshire, are the last areas intended to pass medium to high checks

Staffordshire County Council Chief Councilor Alan White has warned the area’s 880,000 people « that we now face tighter restrictions » due to the rapid increase in cases, and the new measures could be put in place at the end of the week

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World news – GB – Birmingham moves to level 3 lockdown after ‘very disturbing’ coronavirus outbreak


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