It is “inevitable” that London will pass a “trigger point” for tougher coronavirus restrictions in the “next few days”, Sadiq Khan has told Sky News.”All the indicators I have, hospital admissions, ICU occupancy, the numbers of older people with cases, the prevalence of the disease, the positivity are all going the wrong direction,” the London mayor said.”Which means, I’m afraid, it’s inevitable over the course of the next few days London will have passed a trigger point to be in the second tier.”The capital is currently in Tier 1 of the government’s three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions, which means an alert level of “medium”.Live updates on coronavirus from UK and around the world Advertisement Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Council leaders respond to postcode lockdown But the mayor’s office has put Londoners on alert for the capital to be moved into Tier 2, with a spokesperson saying on Monday that the situation “could change very quickly – potentially even this week”.Tier 1, “medium”, will cover a significant part of England and includes the current national restrictions such as the “rule of six” and the 10pm curfew for pubs, bars and restaurants. More from Politics Jeremy… Read full this story
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