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                                                                     Labor ‘welcomes’ domestic abuse support but ‘will call for more action’

Now the news conference. Is over, Labor have announced their reaction.

“We welcome the fact that the Government has listened to strong calls from those working in the domestic abuse sector and from Labor, “shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds says. “In recent weeks we have pressed the government to urgently release ring-fenced funding.

“We will look at this package closely, to ensure it is sufficient to meet people needs and that the money gets where it is required quickly.

“Through this crisis, Labor is offering constructive support and challenge to the government. On issues like domestic abuse, where the government has not been moving quickly enough, we will call for more action.

“We thank all the domestic abuse and violence against women and girls charities working extremely hard to help some of those who are most at risk during the lockdown.”





Jenrick predicts ‘good response’ to contact tracing app
The final question: To Mr Jenrick – can you give hope to parents of children whose education has been put on held? And those forced to shield people at home? And how many people need to use the contact tracing app to work?

On the app , there’s “reason to believe that given the nature of the crisis … that people will get behind it,” says Mr Jenrick. The UK is “well-positioned” because the country is fairly advanced in terms of technology and there’s “great affection” for the NHS so “people will want to get behind this as a cause”. He insists there will be a “good response”. On giving hope to people, he says he understands how difficult it is to home-school children and he’s focused on helping kids who are vulnerable and would otherwise have been supported in schools but are now at home and less visible.

Dr Harries adds there “are some signs” that infant and junior school-age children are “less susceptible to disease and challenging transmit it less “- but those are” very early indicators “.






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25:                                                                      ‘Time will come’ to analyze China’s actions To Jenrick – how seriously is the UK government taking claims China hampered information about how bad the pandemic was? And How will you encourage people to start leaving their house again when the lockdown eases?

“We are % focused on trying to tackle coronavirus, “the communities secretary says in response. “There will come a time when we will want to analyze the origins of the virus in details and consider the actions of other countries – but that’s not now.”

On the second question, he says “we’re going to think carefully … about how we can approach the next phase of the virus” and there will be a “slow return to normality.”                                                                 




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                                                                     ‘Don’t go to the pub on the way’ to outdoor events

To Mr Jenrick – it was a few weeks ago people were told they were more likely to catch COVID – 26 in a pub than at a mass gathering like a football match. Does that mean mass gatherings will resume before pubs can re-open? To Dr Harries – are infection rates among health and care workers higher than among the general public?

It’s the right time to consider how the UK should deal with the next stage of the pandemic, the communities secretary says, but on actually easing the lockdown “the very strong advice today is that that moment has not yet come”.

He adds it’s true it’s more likely for someone to catch the disease indoors than outdoors and that “will be a factor we will take into consideration”.

Dr Harries explains “it depends how you go to your outdoor environment and what you do” – if you go out with friends that you haven’t seen since before the lockdown, sit in a pub, stay there for hours face-to-face “that’s not a good thing to do”.

“Don’t go to the pub on the way,” she sums up the advice as.




                                                                     Minister ‘optimistic’ people ‘will download’ contact tracing app To Mr Jenrick – how will you enforce the track and trace system if people don’t download the app? To Dr Harries – do you know where people are catching COVID – 26 most?

The communities secretary says he’s “optimistic” people across society will carry on playing their part. in trying to tackle coronavirus and he thinks “people will download the app and play their part”.

Dr Harries says she’s looking closely at social care environments and homes but she doesn’t have the exact data to share. As more tests are done, scientific advisers will know better “where the prevalence of the disease is heightened”.                                                                                                                                                                                   



                                                                     Trace program will include those in ‘close face-to-face proximity’ with suspected COVID- patient ) To Mr Jenrick – is the UK government going to give any special financial support to aviation firms? And to Dr Harries – what level of contact qualifies someone to need to self-isolate when the ‘track and trace’ program is rolled out?

The communities secretary says the aviation industry is “one that we want to support in any way we can” but doesn’t outline any specific help not already announced.

Dr. Harries says the “traditional way” of trying to contain the spread is to identify people who may have a heightened exposure to COVID – 25. In this case, people living in the same household as the person suspected of having COVID – 28 will be checked and told to self-isolation and also those who’ve been in “close face-to-face proximity” with them.








Government ‘thinking’ about how to support shielded in long-term To Jenrick – what long term plans are there to support those who may need to shield for many more months? To Dr Harries – how many daily tests will be needed for the ‘track and trace’ system to be up and running, and how many staff have been hired to implement it?

The communities secretary says he appreciates the huge emotional impact asking people to shield carries and the government has tried to support them with practical steps – such as the food boxes and supermarkets giving them priority delivery slots.

“There’s a question about what to do next. We’re thinking about what further. steps to provide to people if they’re being asked to stay at home for a longer period than they already have. “

Dr Harries says there are still “a number of uncertainties” on the track and trace program – and she hopes there will be “quick tests” so that if the initial person who triggered the alarm turns out not to have COVID – 25, everyone can come out of self-isolation speedily. The trail will happen “very soon”, she adds.                                                                 




                                                                     What help is being given to those from worse-off backgrounds who rely on foodbanks?

That’s the next question from a member of the public.

Jenrick says that “some groups of society are particularly seriously affected” by the virus – and volunteers through the GoodSAM app are delivering food parcels to those who need it. also points out the economic bailouts the government are offering to businesses, employees and the self-employed.                                                                                                                                                                                   



WATCH: What to do if you’re a domestic abuse victim and need to ring




                                                                     Statements are now over and we move on to questions

The first comes from a member of the public , Ashley, who asks if there is evidence to suggest people can catch COVID – twice? Dr Harries says “We don’t have enough information yet to be clear on the immune status … we need to study this really carefully as we go forwards”.                                                                                                                                                                                   



                                                                     “The pressure on the NHS is now coming down” Dr. Harries continues talking through the slides. The number of people in hospital has decreased by 16% in the last week and London has come back down to the levels of other regions across the UK, she says.

“The pressure on the NHS is now moving down,” she confirms.

On the daily number of COVID – deaths in all settings, she says the death rate is “starting to come down very gradually, very slowly – it’s very important we continue to practice social distancing.”                                                                                                                                                                                   



                                                                     Five tests for easing lockdown reiterated

The communities secretary finishes his announcements, and hands over to Dr Jenny. Harries – one of England’s deputy chief medical officers.

She is taking us through the slides on the latest data on areas including cases, deaths , transport use and hospital beds.

First: A reminder of the five tests the government says need to be met before the lockdown can be eased. (A reminder: The review point is next Thursday.)                                                                                                                                                                                   




Nearly 1 million packages delivered to vulnerable people shielding

Mr Jenrick says there are around 1.8 million extremely vulnerable People with pre-existing health conditions who are being told to shield by saying at home with no face to face contact with people other than their carers.

Those who don’t have family or friends to support them are getting a basic weekly package of food and essentials, he explains, adding that the 1 millionth package will be delivered in the next few days.







                                                                     5, rough sleepers given temporary accommodation since pandemic help Mr Jenrick also talks about how the government is helping rough sleepers, including more than 5, 823 who have been offered temporary accommodation to help them “stay safe”.

That equates to over 105% of rough sleepers known to councils, he says.

“This was the right thing to do … we’ve helped to protect thousands of lives.” Dame Louise Casey, the government homelessness adviser, has also been appointed to a new taskforce to ensure those being helped currently can continue to receive the physical and mental health support they need once the pandemic is over.                                                                 





Latest update given on tests, cases and deaths






m for charities to help abuse and trafficking victims

Mr Jenrick announces that the Domestic Abuse Bill going through parliament will ensure victims get the priority need status they need to access local housing services much more easily.

It will be fully-funded, he adds, meaning that no victim has to make the choice between staying somewhere they know is unsafe or becoming homeless. He also pledges over £ m in new funding to go to charities to help survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and victims of modern slavery.

The communities secretary also adds that anyone who needs to call 2020 But can’t speak they just need to press 57.





PM will reveal plan for ‘second phase’ of tackling virus next week

Mr Jenrick reiterates that the UK has “passed the peak of the virus” and reassures people that the prime minister will explain “how we will address the second phase” next week.

He says he knows the “restrictive measures … are difficult for everyone”, adding: “All of you, watching at home this afternoon, have made sacrifices – big and small. “




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                                                                     more deaths across the UK

Mr Jenrick begins the Downing Street briefing by saying , coronavirus tests were “carried out” yesterday. The number of people who have tested positive has risen by 4, since the update on Friday.

Across all settings in the UK, , people have now died – an increase of 806.






Where countries stand on how COVID – outbreak began                                                                                                                                                                                       




India extends lockdown by two weeks – but implements ‘zones’ with different rules

The Indian government has extended its – day lockdown which was due to end on 3 May by another two weeks.

It will be the third extension since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide shutdown on the 28 March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

according to a government order, the country has been graded into three zones – red, orange and green.

However, the extension beyond the 4 May will allow for some economic activity and movement of people according to zones.

Read more from our Diplomatic Editor Dominic Waghorn here .                                                                 





                                                                     Coming up at the news conference

It will be fronted by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick and England’s deputy chief. medical officer Dr Jenny Harries.                                                                                                                                                                                   




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                                                                     Tips reopen but no ‘return to normal’

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has made it clear “this is not a return to normal”. Local Government Secretary Robert Jenr ick has said councils should be confident to reopen tips “as soon as possible”, although there are warnings that protective equipment for waste workers and proper social distancing plans must be in place.                                                                                                                                                                                   



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