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Coronavirus: Liverpool faces 'tier three' lockdown - pubs, bars and gyms expected to close

- SKY NEWS - Oct 12, 2020 -

The new system is expected to shut thousands of businesses across Liverpool and northern England

The mayor of Liverpool city region says "a deal isn't a deal until it is agreed" as details of expected restrictions emerge.

Liverpool city region is expected to go into the highest tier of England's new lockdown system and the measures could last up to six months, Sky News understands.

Pubs, bars, gyms, casinos and bookmakers are expected to close on Wednesday, while restaurants, schools and universities are set to remain open.

Local leaders have been in dialogue with central government and have asked for a monthly review of the situation.

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The prime minister will chair a top level COBRA committee meeting today "to determine the final interventions" and will then unveil the new three-tier system in parliament later.

Steve Rotheram, the mayor of Liverpool city region, said a deal had not yet been reached, suggesting measures could still vary from those which are expected.

He said: "Since Friday, myself, and the leaders of our local councils have been in dialogue with the government.


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