London MPs continue to press Londoners to abide by social distancing and mask rules in a bid for the city to remain in Tier 2 restrictions.
London is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases according to the London.gov.uk website, with the number of people in London who tested positive for COVID-19 on the 8th December totalling was 2203
Data reports that during the week 27 November to 3 December 2020, a total of 15,605 people tested positive in London, a rate of 174 cases per 100,000, compared to the previous week which saw a rate of 155 cases per 100,000.
Confirmed cases are reported to be rising across East London, with boroughs Barking and Dagenham and Havering seeing the greatest number of cases.
Referencing an Evening standard article Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, urged Londoners to keep to Coronavirus rules.
LONDON: This is important. We still have a long winter ahead. None of us want London to move into Tier 3.
Please continue to follow the rules – lives and livelihoods truly are dependent on it. https://t.co/N4zD9S1ezw
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) December 9, 2020
When discussing the Coronavirus vaccine in a BBC interview, Khan said: “Yes, we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. The vaccine is here. But actually, we aren’t out of the woods. The virus is very much with us. We’ve got to make sure we follow the rules.”
Nickie Aiken, MP for the Cities and London and Westminster told the Evening standard: “Every single person who breaks the rules adds to the chances of us going into Tier 3.
“We have got to work together as one city to ensure our cafes, restaurants, shops and other businesses survive and also to protect lives.”
Listing the Tier 2 Covid case hotspots UKLockdown, tweeted:
England 🏴 Tier 2 COVID hotspots right now @SadiqKhan:
Havering – 389.1
Barking and Dagenham – 319.9
Waltham Forest – 313.7
Redbridge – 302.4
Luton – 294.3
Newham – 271.6
Bexley – 269.0
Thurrock – 268.4
Tower Hamlets – 247.3
Enfield – 243.6
Cases per 100k in the week to 6 Dec.
— UK Lockdown #HandsFaceSpace (@uklockdown) December 8, 2020
The post highlighted that eight of the 10 hotspots listed are in London.
The tier system is to be reviewed by officials on 16 December.
Words: Leah Trimmer | Subbing: Michael Patcha