LONDON has today been added to the national coronavirus “watch list” after a spike in cases, local councils have said.
London Councils said “it is a stark reminder that now is time for all Londoners to pull together and take action to keep themselves, their families and their communities safe”.
No additional measures will come in for the capital yet, but putting it on the watch list means that the city will be able to get extra support – with more access to tests and other help.
Testing from London has been diverted away from the capital to other lockdown areas in recent weeks, leaving people unable to get their hands on a kit.
People have been told to go as far away as Aberdeen to get their hands on one.
It was reported that thousands of tests had been diverted away from the capital, but now London is officially on the watch-list more focus will be put on the capital.
The Department for Health is due to publish an updated list of the watch list later today.