Manchester set to be put in Tier 3 from next week, Andy Burnham says


MANCHESTER looks set to be put back in the top Tier 3 from next week, Andy Burnham said today.

The Mayor insisted the cases had been coming down in the city, and infection-rates were the best they had been for sometime.

Manchester is likely to go back into the top Tier, Andy Burnham said today

Yet he still thinks the Government are likely to put the Northern City into the toughest set of rules which could lead to thousands more job losses.

He told regional journalists this afternoon: “I think it’s fair to say we are headed at some speed toward the Tier 3/Tier 2 borderline.”

And he added that it’s “more likely than not that the Government will put us in Tier 3”.

Tier 3 means pubs, restaurants and cafes have to shut – along with indoor entertainment.

People can’t mix between households, either.

Boris Johnson has already admitted that more places will have to go into the top tier after the lockdown ends next week.

The Tiers system will be revealed in full tomorrow – with Matt Hancock making a statement in the House of Commons.