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England hospitals risk Covid overload without tiers, Gove says

Senior minister urges MPs to take responsibility for hard decisions amid Tory rebellion * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Every hospital in England risks being overwhelmed by coronavirus cases if the new, tougher tier system is not introduced, Michael Gove has said as the government faces a potentially 70-strong rebellion from within its ranks. Writing in the Times on Saturday, the Cabinet Office minister urged MPs to “take responsibility for difficult decisions” to stop the spread of the virus. Backbenchers have expressed anger at 99% of England being put in the top two tiers when lockdown ends on 2 December. Continue reading...

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