Pubwatch asks business to review coronavirus systems

‘We are in a very precarious position…we could go into a local lockdown.’

John Hughes, Chair of Liverpool Pubwatch calls on all pubs, bars and restaurants to make sure they’re doing everything they can to stop the spread of coronavirus and avoid another lockdown following news of a large increase in positive cases this week.

There have been 200 confirmed cases of COVD-19 in Liverpool over the last week, and public health bosses are now pleading with people to follow guidance around social distancing, wearing face coverings and limiting exposure to other households.

Data covering testing up until Saturday 5 September show the total number of positive tests increased by 125 cases on the previous week, when there were 75. Almost 60 percent of cases are in people aged under 40.

The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Riverside (24 cases), Allerton and Hunts Cross (13 cases), Picton (9 cases), Church (9 cases), Cressington (9 cases), Central (8 cases), Wavertree (8 cases), County (8 cases), and Woolton (8 cases). Compared to the previous week, confirmed cases in all the wards have increased.

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