Greater Manchester residents will have Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions imposed on them even if native leaders don’t agree, Boris Johnson has warned.
The prime minister stated he was ready to intervene to “protect Manchester’s hospitals and save the lives of Manchester residents”.
He added the state of affairs there’s “grave” and “worsens with each passing day”, so motion is required to keep away from extra individuals going into intensive care and dying.
It comes as Lancashire prepares to go into Tier 3 – the best stage of COVID-19 restrictions in England – from midnight tonight.
Manchester’s leaders have been resisting following go well with till a stronger assist bundle to shield employees and companies is pledged by the federal government.
Talks have been happening for a number of days however no settlement has but been reached.
In a plea to Andy Burnham, the mayor of Greater Manchester, Mr Johnson instructed him to “reconsider and engage constructively” as “time is of the essence”.
Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson earlier branded the adjustments to the three-tier system unveiled on Monday by Mr Johnson an “inconsistent mess”.