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Coronavirus: “We must act” to prevent re-blocking, the prime minister said

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Coronavirus: "We must act" to prevent re-blocking, the prime minister said

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Media headlineThe prime minister said the new measures “are not yet another national quarantine.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “we must act” to avoid new isolation as cases of the virus are on the rise in England.

He established a new Rule of Six limiting meetings to six peoplethe police can impose fines or arrests.

Mr Johnson also outlined a “lunar” plan to fight the virus with mass testing, possibly by next spring.

This is due to the fact that the UK has 2,659 more cases of coronavirus, which for the fourth day in a row exceeded 2,000 reported cases.

“I want to be absolutely clear that these measures are not just another national isolation. The whole point is to avoid a second national isolation, ”Johnson said at the first coronavirus briefing on Downing Street since July.

He added that “it hurts me to insist on these restrictions.”

Over the past week, the number of cases has increased from 12.5 per 100,000 to 19.7 per 100,000 in the UK.

The coronavirus was more common among young people, with 54 cases per 100,000 in the 19-21 age group.

Mr. Johnson also announced that:

  • Places such as pubs and restaurants will be required by law to request each visitor’s contact information, store it for 21 days and provide it to NHS Test and Trace. They face a £ 1,000 fine if they disobey
  • Opening hours could be limited nationwide if the number of cases continues to rise. But initially, this measure will be limited to local isolated areas such as Bolton, where establishments are to close from 22:00 to 05:00.
  • “Covid Defense Marshals” will be introduced to help ensure social distancing in cities and city centers.
  • Passenger search form to be completed by travelers arriving in the UK to comply with quarantine rules will be simplified and border control will strengthen controls
  • Plans to try out wider audiences at sites later this month will be revisited and the government revises its plan to admit spectators to sports stadiums from October 1
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Mr. Johnson said the rules “became quite complex and confusing” and the government “simplified and strengthened” them following police and public feedback.

But Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer said the new assembly rules reflect that “poor communication was a big part of the problem” with the spread of the virus.

Sir Keir said the government also needed to improve testing, which was “ubiquitous,” following reports that some people could not sign up for tests.

The prime minister said the government was “working on” increasing the testing capacity of 500,000 tests a day at the end of October, but urged people to only order a test if they had coronavirus symptoms.

He said they also want to use new types of tests “in the near future” to identify people who do not have coronavirus and who are not contagious so that they can live “more normal lives.”

He said these swabs or saliva tests can be done in 90 or even 20 minutes, with millions being processed every day.

The prime minister referred to the Apollo space program, describing the “giant collaborative effort” of that test program as a “moon shot” that could restore a more normal lifestyle even if a vaccine or treatment is not available.

“Vulnerable in the spotlight behind the scenes”

Despite all the talk about vaccines and rapid testing, it was clear – of course, listening to the UK’s chief medical advisor, Professor Chris Whitty – that this winter was going to be tough.

Respiratory viruses are generally better tolerated in fall and winter due to colder weather and the fact that people socialize more indoors. This is why every winter we see cases of influenza and, unfortunately, deaths.

Many experts believe the same will happen in the coming months, despite recent measures.

This means that the government has to make very difficult decisions. It must balance the impact of further restrictions, which could cause other harm to health, as well as education and the economy, with the risk of the spread of the virus.

The audience plays a huge role. But that alone may not be enough.

Behind the scenes, there is a lot of focus on how to protect the vulnerable – this could mean closing nursing homes and re-asking people to protect them.

But the UK is in a stronger position than it was at the start of the pandemic. Isolation bought time.

Better treatments are available, and while many testing and tracking challenges remain, existing systems are a step up from where we were when the virus first hit the UK.

These new tests will be conducted with audiences attending indoor and outdoor areas in Salford starting next month.

But the government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, said the technology needed to be “rigorously tested” and it would be “completely wrong to assume this is a successful dunk.”

Chief Physician Professor Chris Whitty acknowledged that the measures that needed to be taken against the coronavirus were “harming” socially, economically and people with other diseases.

“We have to do this because the alternative is worse,” he said.

He added that “the period from now until spring will be difficult,” and people should not view the restrictions “as a very short-term thing,” because they are unlikely to be lifted in just two or three weeks.

Mr. Johnson said it was “too early to talk” about the possibility of hosting big parties at Christmas, but added that he “still hopes” that some aspects of life can return to normal by the holiday season.

He said the restrictions would only apply “as long as necessary.”

“I’m sorry about that. I wish we didn’t take this step, but as your prime minister, I must do whatever is necessary to stop the spread of the virus and save lives, ”he said.

The new Rule of Six means:

  • Public gatherings more than six people in England will not be permitted by law Monday 14 September
  • New rule applies to people in private homes, indoors and outdoorsas well as in places such as pubs, restaurants, cafes and open public places.
  • it applies to all ages
  • The rule does not apply to schools and workplaces, weddings, funerals and team sports
  • Full list of exclusions must be published before the law changes
  • people who ignores the police can be fined £ 100 – doubling for each violation up to a maximum amount of £ 3200.

Metropolitan Police Federation Chairman Ken Marsh said the new rules were “very flimsy” and would be difficult to enforce.

Currently, the guidance says that two households of any size are allowed to meet indoors or outdoors, or up to six people from different households outdoors. Until now, the police did not have the authority to stop assemblies if they did not exceed 30.

The number of people allowed to meet inside or outside varies across four UK countries. If you are meeting indoors: up to eight people from three different families can meet in Scotland; up to six people from two households in Northern Ireland; up to four households can form an “extended family” in Wales

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A POLITICAL TURN: Contarato’s fatherhood, an innocent anti-fascist prime minister, and a pro-democracy letter

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child’s father

Senator Fabiano Contarato (from PT), author of the law that expanded and established a national level for nurses – a project that was approved by Congress and sanctioned by Bolsonaro – took to social media to defend the paternity of the norm. According to him, Bolsonaro will use this issue for political gain.

“Bolsonaro is trying to claim the glory of the sanction, but he “forgets” to say that he vetoed the INPC fix. In practice, there will be no annual salary adjustment for nurses. We wish you complete victory! Let’s fight to override the veto,” Contarato tweeted.

Post that is distributed in groups and social networks

In another post, in a video, he said: “I am the author of PL 2564, which establishes a minimum wage (for nursing). I came here to warn you: don’t be fooled by President Bolsonaro. He authorized PL 2564 only because he knew that if he vetoed it, we would override the veto. I want to remind you that all 81 senators voted for the 2564 PL, and out of 513 federal deputies, only 12 voted against, including the son of the President of the Republic (Eduardo Bolsonaro).”

Posts linking Bolsonaro to the project are circulating on social media and discussion groups, mostly from Bolsonarists, with no attribution from Contarato.

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A letter for democracy will be read on the stairs of Ufes

Civil society organizations such as Transparência Capixaba, Convergência Democrática, Sindijournalist, Adufes, Sintufes, DCE of Ufes and others are participating this Thursday (11) in an impartial civic action with the reading of the Letter to the Brazilians in Defense of Democracy. . The letter calls for the protection of a democratic rule of law and respect for the election results.

The action will take place on the stairs of Teatro da Ufes and is scheduled for 16:00. The same event must occur simultaneously in other states. In São Paulo, the action will take place at USP Law School, where the letter was written. Outside the college, in Largo de San Francisco, screens will be set up for those who wish to follow them. The signatories of the 1977 letter to the Brazilians will also be present, in addition to representatives of organizations supporting the letter, which has already collected more than 830,000 signatures.

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Anti-fascist PM acquitted in social media criticism case

Judge Getúlio Marcos Pereira Neves of the Vitoria Court of Military Audit opened an investigation by the Military Police (IPM) against Prime Minister Corporal Vinicius Curzone for allegedly insulting the Corporation on social media.

Curzone is the coordinator of the anti-fascist police group in the state, and on the group’s Instagram would be critical of public safety in general, defending the principles the group believes in. The group would also post a note in solidarity with government candidate Captain Souza (PSTU), who is also an anti-fascist police officer and the subject of an investigation by the Corporation.

The decision was taken after the Military Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to open a criminal case for an unexcused reason, which could lead to criminal prosecution. “Based on the foregoing, I satisfy the request of the Military Prosecutor’s Office and determine the introduction of these, upon dismissal and other precautionary measures, including the disposal of weapons and items, in the form of relevant legislation,” the excerpt from the court decision says.

Querzone is still responding to administrative disciplinary action (PAD) internally for the same reason.

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“Harder than a Candidate”

Senator Rose de Freitas (MDB) still has interim deputies on the slate for re-election. He argues that it is difficult to accommodate permanent substitutes. “It’s harder to include an alternative than it is to list a candidate,” the senator, who is president of the MDB in Espírito Santo, told Colone.

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Vinicius Simões trades an urn for coordinating Gandini’s campaign

Gandini and Vinicius Simões (center)

Former Chairman of the Vitoria House of Councilors Vinicius Simões (Citizenship) withdrew from the elections to the Federal House. His name no longer appears on the PSDB-citizenship federation protocol, which was submitted to the Electoral Court. He will coordinate in the capital the campaign for the re-election of State Deputy Fabrizio Gandini (Citizenship).

“After evaluating the entire current political scenario, especially the local scenario, and talking to our political group, my family and I decided to shelve this project and step back,” Simones said. He also said he wanted to focus his performance on Vitoria. Simões is the First Deputy for Citizenship in the Chamber of Deputies. If one of the councilors of your party is elected as a deputy, he becomes an adviser.

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Violence against women in debate

The State Public Ministry held last Friday afternoon (05) the IX State Meeting on the María da Peña Law with lectures on the topics: “Gender and racial political violence against women” and “Psychological violence against women”. The event was opened by the head of the parliament, Luciana Andrade.

According to the Minister of Security (Sesp), from January to July of this year, 52 women were killed, of which 18 (35%) by femicide – 5 of these crimes in the Capital Region, 4 in the North. , 2 in the south, 4 in the northwest and 3 in the mountainous region.

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Biden forgot he greeted the politician and starred in a gaffe

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United States President Joe Biden returned to star in the Tuesday 9 gaffe. After listening to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s speech, the Democrat greeted the speaker and extended his hand again seconds later. Greetings.

This isn’t the first time Biden has filmed a handshake scene. In April, after speaking at North Carolina State Agricultural and Technical University, The Democrat stepped down from the pulpit, turned to the right, and held out his hand, as if to shake someone’s hand. But there was no one there.

Last month, after speaking in Tel Aviv, Israel, the US President repeated the dose.

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An excerpt from a comedy show Studio 22, aired in Saudi Arabia, went viral on social media. The video portrays Biden as incapacitated. The sketch also teases US Vice President Kamala Harris.

The actor playing the Democrat is unaware of his surroundings and looks like he’s about to fall asleep.. Kamala’s character tells the president what to say and do. At the end of the video, Biden finally falls asleep.

“Thank you very much! Today we will talk about the crisis in Spain,” Biden said. “Yes, we will talk about the crisis in Africa. Yes, Russia! I want to talk about Russian President Putin. Yes, Putin. Listen to me, I have an important a message for you. The message is: … And the President of China … What? Haven’t I finished talking about Russia? Thank you for correcting me, First Lady. Thank you very much! God bless them…”

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“Thank you,” said Kamala. “Hallelujah! Applause for the President. Now!”

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Hours after it was revealed that the FBI raided his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, Donald Trump posted a campaign video on his Pravda social network, fueling rumors that he was preparing to announce his re-election to the presidency.

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