Source: China State Council Information Office
Another 20,890 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 894,690, according to official figures released Monday.
The coronavirus-related deaths in Britain rose by 102 to 44,998, the data showed.
The latest figures were released as more areas in England will move into the top tier of restrictions in a bid to curb the fast spread of coronavirus.
Ahead of Halloween on Saturday, Downing Street suggested that trick or treating can still take place in some areas of England where the risks of coronavirus are relatively lower according to the government’s three-tier system.
“The rules are those which apply to household mixing in general,” the British prime minister’s official spokesman said.
“And what that means in practice is, if you’re in a ‘Very High’ alert level then you cannot mix with other households indoors or in private outdoor spaces.”
The northern English city of Nottingham and parts of the surrounding county will move into Tier Three of COVID restrictions, local leaders confirmed Monday.
People living in the city, along with Rushcliffe, Gedling and Broxtowe, will face the toughest restrictions which will come into force from 12:01 a.m. (0001 GMT) on Thursday.
Local council leaders said the measures were needed to “achieve a sustained reduction in infection rates” and “help protect our vulnerable residents, the NHS (National Health Service) and social care services”.
There are now 7.9 million people in England living in the Tier three restrictions, according to the BBC.
Earlier Monday, the British government announced that the northern English town of Warrington will move into the toughest level of coronavirus restrictions from Tuesday.
From 12:01 a.m. (0001 GMT), the area is going into England’s highest Tier Three restrictions, which will see a ban on the mix of different households both indoors, in a private garden or at most outdoor hospitality venues.
Under the measures, all pubs and bars will also be forced to close unless they are serving substantial meals. People can still meet up following the Rule of Six outdoors in places including parks or the countryside.
The new three-tier COVID-19 alert system set out by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came into force on Oct. 14 across England as the country struggles to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The alert system comprises three levels: ”Medium”, “High” and “Very High” with the level being decided according to local infection rates.
Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Lancashire and South Yorkshire are currently on England’s highest alert level Tier Three.
To bring life back to normal, countries, such as Britain, China, Russia and the United States, are racing against time to develop coronavirus vaccines.