London Borough of Hounslow Leader, Cllr Steve Curran, has responded to this evening's announcement from the government that the Borough is moving to Covid 19 Tier 4 restrictions tomorrow (20 December)
Published: Saturday, 19th December 2020
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement that London will move to Tier 4 from tomorrow (Sunday, December 20), Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said:
"The news that London will move to Tier 4 restrictions from tomorrow is deeply unfortunate, but absolutely necessary. Yesterday, over 5,700 Londoners tested positive across our city. Over 280 were admitted to hospitals, meaning more than 2,500 of our neighbours, friends and families are in hospital with the virus. In Hounslow, cases have doubled in the last eight days.
“The Council and our partners are well prepared to continue protecting and supporting our most vulnerable residents, as we have throughout this pandemic. I know this return to a stricter lockdown, which will not be eased over Christmas, will be extremely difficult for many people, especially those who had made plans to visit or see family and friends. This news will also be devastating for the thousands of local businesses affected.
“However, we must all continue to play our part and stick to these new rules. You are putting lives at risk if you don’t. We need to work together to keep Hounslow safe and protect our NHS.
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