Coronavirus: Scientists agree Manchester and Lancashire should go into Tier 3 lockdown

A decision on whether Tier 3 lockdown restrictions should be imposed on Greater Manchester and Lancashire could be made tomorrow, Sky News understands.

Advisers on the Joint Biosecurity Centre’s ‘Gold command’ taskforce have signed off on the proposals.

But to be implemented, the measures would need to be signed off by the prime minister.

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has been in meetings with the deputy chief medical officer today.

He has tweeted to say he is expecting another meeting with Boris Johnson’s team in the morning.

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