The row over a possible Tier 3 lockdown in Manchester is continuing , after Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove accused Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham of “political posturing” and called for action “to save people’s lives” .
He made the comments as Mr Burnham called for the tougher restrictions to come with an adequate financial package. The Mayor also accused Boris Johnson of exaggerating the severity of the region's coronavirus situation.
Meanwhile, Sage expert Professor Jeremy Farrar has said that it is "not too late" to impose a national circuit-breaker lockdown and that ministers should impose it "now", despite Mr Gove ruling out the move .
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