Johnson 'will need to intervene' in Greater Manchester if no Covid agreement

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Each day that passes before action is taken means more people will go to hospital, more people will end up in intensive care and tragically more people will die.

He warned: "Of course, if agreement can not be reached I will need to intervene in order to protect Manchester's hospitals and save the lives of Manchester's residents". But our efforts would be so much more effective if we work together'.

Another one and a half million people in England will be living under the strictest coronavirus restrictions from tomorrow, as the whole of Lancashire is moved into tier 3.

"After major negotiations with government, we have agreed a bespoke deal for Lancashire that means our businesses and residents will receive extra support that will not be available elsewhere in the country".

He joined Liverpool City Region leaders to speak out against the tier system of coronavirus regulations after gyms across Lancashire were told they could stay open.

The decision to close gyms in Liverpool but not Lancashire was described as an "inconsistent mess" by the city's mayor, Joe Anderson. Instead, we're seeing a two-tiered system of tiers emerge.

He ended his tweet with '#shambles'.

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Newly affected areas under the new Tier 3 rule are Burnley, Darwin, Blackpool, Charlie, Field, Handburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, Rebel Valley, Rosendale, South Rebel, West Lancashire and Wire Black.

And when Sky News Deputy Political Editor Sam Coates was asked if people between Downing Street and Manchester leaders would die as a result of sarcasm, he said: "These are terribly hard decisions and there are casualties on both sides, as mentioned earlier".

Meanwhile, separate figures presented to government scientists suggested around 47,000 Covid-19 infections are occurring daily across England, with deaths expected to hit 240 to 690 per day by October 26.

According to the latest data from the government's Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) for emergencies, the United Kingdom And the number - The rate at which the coronavirus is spreading - has increased from 1.2 to 1.5 to 1.3 to 1.5 on average.

They said: "We are not convinced that closing hospitality venues is the only way to protect hospitals, and we want to look at other measures such as reinstating shielding arrangements and introducing tough instant closure powers on non-compliant pubs, restaurants, shops and other business premises".

Ms Patel also spoke to chief constables in Lancashire, Wales and Merseyside "to make sure they have all the support they need from national politicians but also, more importantly, from local politicians", said a Home Office source.

"We have been clear that additional interventions above the baseline for very high alert areas are subject to consultation with local authorities based on local evidence".

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