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Greater Manchester lockdown delay 'could lead to overwhelmed hospitals'

Stretford and Urmston MP urges government to strike deal with local leaders over tier 3 financial aid * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Downing Street must urgently strike a deal with Greater Manchester leaders to introduce tougher Covid restrictions before hospitals are overwhelmed, the shadow education secretary, Kate Green, has said. Deputy mayors and other civic leaders in the metropolitan region said in a joint statement on Friday they were “ready to meet at any time” with the prime minister to agree a way forward over the introduction of a tier 3 lockdown. They say the government’s initial proposals did not provide adequate financial support. Continue reading...

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