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Lockdowns Considered Again in UK as COVID-19 Death toll Passes 60,000

Calls are increasing for UK ministers to impose another national lockdown amid reports of an incoming second wave as the COVID-19 Death toll Passes 60,000.

Calls are increasing for UK ministers to impose another national lockdown amid reports of an incoming second wave as the  COVID-19 Death toll Passes 60,000.

The current death toll was tallied at 61,469 with an average of 200 deaths a day.

Downing Street claimed that analysts predicted deaths peaking at a lower level than the first wave which struck last March.

Last week, the UK government proposed combining a three-tier alert system with local lockdowns and nationwide restrictions.

Bristol has already entered the “Tier Plus 1”  phase and has introduced COVID-19 marshals and would increase its local test-and-trace services due to the rapidly rising death rates. 

“Our rates in Bristol are rising and we are currently in Tier 1, which is the ‘medium’ local Covid alert level,” explained Marvin Rees, the mayor of Bristol.

Tier 3 would be extended to cover all of Nottinghamshire and bring 8.7 million people under the highest government lockdown level.

Opposition parties called for a four-nation summit between England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland after they expect a large influx of people travelling home for the holidays. 

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