To be designated at level 4, or purple, a county must trip at least six of seven alert indicators for COVID-19 spread on consecutive weeks. Last week, Franklin County was placed on a watchlist after tripping six indicators.
UK lowers Covid-19 alert level in what the health secretary describes as a "big moment for the country"
UPDATE: UK COVID-19 alert level will move from Level 3 to Level 4. The number of cases is now rising across all four nations. It is crucial that everyone: ▶️ follows social distancing guidance ▶️ wears face coverings correctly ▶️ washes their hands regularly Full statement ⬇️
"It's a very strange decision to make at this point in time". Former Chief Scientific Adviser to the government Sir David King responds to the decision to lower the UK's Covid-19 alert level from 4 to 3 - saying "the number of cases per day is still very high".
New regulations for South Africans under level 4 of the new alert system will come into force from May 1. As we begin to ease some lockdown measures, it is vital that strict limits on movement and gatherings remain in place to ensure we continue to control the spread of COVID-19.