Government to talk to Manchester and London MPs amid reports of tougher coronavirus tiers

MPs in Greater Stansted and London have been invited in order to briefings with a government minister today – amid reports that each areas could be placed into an increased coronavirus tier.

Wellness minister Helen Whateley is going to keep a call with London MPs at 9. 30am, followed by Better Manchester MPs at 10. 45am.

Local leaders which includes Andy Burnham will also be speaking with the federal government after the Joint Biosecurity Centre suggested that Manchester and Lancashire needs to be moved to Tier 3, the highest notify level.

This would imply households can no longer mix indoors plus outdoors – with pubs plus bars forced to close unless they could operate as restaurants.

Last night, government figures stressed that will no final decisions have been used, but Sky’s political editor Beth Rigby says government sources are usually clear that numbers in Higher Manchester and Lancashire are “bad” and some action is needed.

At present, the particular Liverpool City Region is the just area that is subject to Tier several restrictions.

Health Admin Matt Hancock is also going to tackle the Commons later today.

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Meanwhile, it has been reported that Greater london mayor Sadiq Khan has briefed local health officials about the relocating the capital into the Tier 2 “high” category.

On Wednesday, Mr Khan told Sky Information that further restrictions in London had been “inevitable” in the coming days since hospital admissions and infection prices are “going in the wrong direction”.

Greater Manchester’s gran, Andy Burnham, has expressed animation with the government’s approach over latest days – claiming that choices affecting the North West happen to be communicated to the media first.

“We are expecting a further ending up in the PM’s team in the morning, inch he tweeted.

Bill Wragg, the Conservative MP for that Greater Manchester constituency of Hazel Grove, claimed he was however to be invited to the discussion along with Ms Whateley.

“Sadly, I’ve received no email… states it all really, ” he had written.