Together we can beat this virus

7 Oct 2020 11:17
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PEOPLE in Horwich, Westhoughton and Blackrod are being urged to work together to drive down the worrying rate of coronavirus in their communities.

The area is under tighter lockdown restrictions after Bolton borough recorded the highest rate of new Covid-19 cases in the country.

Now council chiefs, medical experts and police are calling for people to keep to the rules. Authorities have formed a joint taskforce to enforce the Covid-19 restrictions.

Chief Inspector Nicola Williams of Greater Manchester Police’s Bolton district, which covers the three communities, said: “This is an immensely challenging time for all of us - whether it’s the impact these restrictions are having on our personal lives, or on our working lives.

"However, it is absolutely vital that the town comes together and does what it can to curb what is a worrying rate of transmission in the area, and we have been working tirelessly at GMP and alongside the council to ensure that we too are doing all we can.”

Bolton Council leader David Greenhalgh added: “Together we can beat the virus, we can reduce these rates if we all play our part.”

An unnamed Horwich businessman has been handed with a £1,000 fixed penalty notice for failing to quarantine after arriving back in the UK from Spain.

And a barbers’ shop in the town forced to closed for breaching Covid-19 regulations has been allowed to reopen after putting measures in place to protect customers and staff.


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