Matt Hancock addresses MPs after Greater Manchester put into Tier 3

20 October 2020, 17:05 | Updated: 20 October 2020, 19:55

Matt Hancock Statement on Covid-19 restrictions to the House of Commons, 20 October 2020 (with BSL)

Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has given a statement in the Commons after Greater Manchester was put into Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions.

The address to MPs comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the region will be placed under the highest level of coronavirus measures after days of talks failed to find an agreement.

Earlier today, Andy Burnham warned that the region is facing a 'winter of real hardship' after talks with the government over the introduction of Tier 3 lockdown measures ended in deadlock.

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