Breaking: Liverpool to Join North East Lockdown

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Matt Hancock has confirmed that Liverpool and three major northern towns will be imposed with new Covid restrictions.

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LIVERPOOL is going into lockdown under the same rules as the North East, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced today. This comes as North Wales prepares for new restrictions coming into force tonight. The city is preparing for stricter measures to curb the recent rise in infections that have left it with the highest rolling seven-day rate of new cases at 258 per 100,000.

The new restrictions will see people banned from entering or leaving the region except for good reason or mixing with other people inside and also include Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough.

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson had called for a two-week ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown on Tuesday in a bid to restrict the virus from spreading. He later declared that the city was ‘two days away’ from this being announced. However, his colleague, Metro mayor Steve Rotherham, opposed the proposal again, which he insisted was never discussed as an option when he spoke to Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty.


A pub in Liverpool gained notoriety recently when a group of locals barricaded themselves into their local pub as a protest against lockdown.

 


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