October 27, 2020

Coronavirus UK news – Manchester could be forced into Tier 3 in days as Boris offers ‘£100m’ to break deadlock in North

Coronavirus UK news – Manchester could be forced into Tier 3 in days as Boris offers ‘£100m’ to break deadlock in North

GREATER Manchester may be offered an extra £100m to accept the Government’s plea for the city to activate strict Tier 3 lockdown rules.

Boris Johnson is trying to prevent a lockdown revolt, while Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has pushed for a Commons vote to break the “impasse”.

The Labour mayor was said to have had a “constructive” conversation with the Prime Minister’s chief strategic adviser, Sir Edward Lister, over the weekend and further talks have been scheduled for Monday.w

Meanwhile, new figures shows deaths in the UK jumped by 150 on the its deadliest day since June 3 – and the third highest rise in fatalities since the start of the virus pandemic.

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