The Guardian says northern leaders have been warned the NHS could become overwhelmed without harsher measures, ahead of a decision on whether to extend Tier 3 restrictions to Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
The Guardian says some leaders in northern England have described the Chancellor’s expansion of the Job Support Scheme as a “kick in the teeth” because it would not alleviate the financial hardship of a new lockdown.
The Guardian reports that ministers will meet on Thursday to try and agree a plan for further restrictions on pubs to limit the UK’s increasing number of coronavirus cases. There’s more on that story here.
A new three-tier lockdown system is being planned for England, which could see areas with the highest case numbers banning social contact outside your own household and closing pubs, restaurants and bars, according to The Guardian.
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