Last updated: Friday, 11 September, 2020, 18:11
- Leeds put on ‘area of enhanced support’ amid rise in coronavirus cases
- Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull moved to areas of intervention, with residents told not to meet with people from outside their households to control the spread of the virus
- Portugal and Hungary added to quarantine list
- Pupil tests positive for coronavirus at Leeds school
- Covid-19 infection rate in Leeds almost doubles in one week
- Plea for men to seek help on World Suicide Prevention Day
Leeds put on ‘area of enhanced support’ list amid rise in coronavirus cases
Leeds has been escalated to an area of enhanced support.
No additional restrictions put in place have been put in place.
There has been no changes to areas restricted by lockdown measures.
Areas deemed for ‘enhanced support’ will be provided with increased national support, capacity and oversight, including additional resources deployed to augment the local teams where this is necessary.
German Christmas Market cancelled
People in Leeds urged only to get tested if they have symptoms
The 13 Leeds areas with the most new coronavirus cases in the last week
New local figures have been released as cases rise across the city.
Is your area one of the worst affected?
Standstill traffic and bus delays following police incident in Leeds city centre
Traffic at a standstill in city centre due to police incident on Clay Pit Lane
Leeds and Birmingham at risk of further lockdown
Covid-19 rates continue to increase across parts of the UK with Leeds and Birmingham among areas at risk of further lockdown measures.
The latest Public Health England data also shows that just over 500 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Leeds in the seven days to September 7.
A total of 536 new cases were recorded – the equivalent of 67.6 cases per 100,000 people, up from 33.5 in the previous week.
Leeds was added to Public Health England’s weekly watchlist of areas of concern last Friday.
Any further restrictions for Leeds are expected to be announced this afternoon following the Government’s National COVID-19 surveillance report.
Other cities recording sharp increases in their weekly rate include Salford (up from 39.4 to 82.3, with 213 new cases), Sunderland (up from 9.0 to 80.3, with 223 new cases), Manchester (up from 42.5 to 71.6, with 396 new cases) and Liverpool (up from 18.3 to 60.8, with 303 new cases).
Portugal and Hungary removed from quarantine exemption travel list
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Welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s live news blog on Friday September 11.
Here is the latest Leeds news at 7am:
Train lines reopen but delays expected throughout the afternoon
No trains from Kirkstall Forge or Apperley Bridge
Major train delays in Leeds as fallen tree blocks line
All lines are blocked between Leeds and Shipley due to a fallen tree on the track.
Major disruption is expected until 3pm, with rail replacement buses now serving Leeds to Shipley and Leeds to Guiseley in both directions.