Oldham coronavirus infection spike prompts new measures

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Oldham has placed new measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and is introduced in the city following a “dramatic” rise in cases.

Residents are being asked to not have social visitors to their homes and to stay two metres apart when outside.

Anyone shielding has been asked to still do so until 14 August and care homes won’t relax restrictions.

The new measures are essential to stop a “strict local lockdown” like in Leicester, Oldham Council’s deputy leader councilor Arooj Shah said.

“We can avoid infection by limiting contact with others in the maximum amount as possible and to remain home whenever you can, including performing from home,” she added.

Many aspects of the coronavirus lockdown have now eased across the united kingdom but certain areas have introduced new measures to halt the spread of the virus.

Oldham is said to have also joined  Rochdale, its neighboring Greater Manchester borough, and Blackburn with Darwen and Pendle in Lancashire, in introducing new rules to help govern them.

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