Live: Andy Burnham coron virus virus press conference after national lockdown announcement

Andy Burnham will hold a press conference this afternoon following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday night.

The whole of England will be placed in a national lockdown just a week after Greater Manchester was placed under the strictest restrictions.

From Thursday (November 5), unnecessary business and hospitality places will have to be closed, household mixing has been banned and people are being encouraged to sit at home again.

These measures, which are expected to last until December 2, will also lead to an extension of the 80% Fallu scheme.

This has been met with outrage from northern leaders calling for a more improved financial package for the Tier 3 region.

Instead, workers were offered 67% of their wages through the government job support scheme – which was supposed to be effective today as the Farlow project closed.

In a message after Boris Johnson’s delayed press conference on Saturday night and in response to a remark by Chancellor Ishii Sunak, Mr Burnham said: “But you refused when we asked you to do it for the lowest paid people in the North. People will remember it here.”

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has spoken of how the government “rejected the Fallu scheme’s call for an answer” before further accusations by the government of treating this part of the country “disrespectful”.

Mr Burnham will join Liverpool City Mayor Steve Rothram at his press conference, who tweeted after the announcement: “Now we know for sure that the government thinks workers in the South were 13% less than him.”

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