Coronavirus live: Govt 'working hard' on reaching agreement with Greater Manchester

19 October 2020, 10:21 | Updated: 19 October 2020, 18:47

Matt Hancock delivered a Commons statement on Monday
Matt Hancock delivered a Commons statement on Monday. Picture: PA

The government is "working hard" on reaching an agreement with local leaders in Greater Manchester over Tier 3 lockdown measures.

Greater Manchester may be offered millions in extra funding to accept the strictest coronavirus restrictions as Boris Johnson seeks to prevent a lockdown revolt and mayor Andy Burnham presses for a Commons vote.

It comes as a leaked report claims that hospital beds in Manchester are running out.

Separately, Wales will enter a second national lockdown. First Minister Mark Drakeford set out the details today aimed at stopping a second wave of the virus.

Follow all of today's developments below

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