Sky News understands that Lancashire will probably be announced as the latest area to go to Tier 3 of England’s lockdown restrictions.
Discussions between Westminster and local leaders over the financial package are still ongoing but the decision is expected to be announced in a few hours.
The Liverpool City area is already under the highest department of the new three-tier system of government for new local restrictions.
Under Tier 3, people are prohibited from socializing with other families indoors and in private gardens, but bars and pubs are closed unless they can only function as restaurants.
Other areas have moved to Tier 2, including London, Essex, Elambridge, Barrow-in-Furnace, North East Derbyshire, Irrawaddy, Chesterfield and York.
Southhand and Thurak in Essex are not included in the new system because they are the sole authority.
Level 2 restrictions mean people can’t meet other families indoors – such as pubs at home or in other places.
The “The rule of six“Still applies to outdoor settings – as is the case across the country, and people are advised to” reduce the number of trips where possible. “
Meanwhile, Greater Manchester leaders have “unanimously opposed” three levels in a bitter political row with Westminster.
A call between Greater Manchester leaders and Downing Street officials on Thursday failed to reach an agreement on a new coronavirus rule.
And, after this incessant discussion, Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham described the Tier 3 plan as “flawed and unfair”.
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