UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson accuses Sadiq Khan of 'bankrupting' Transport for London as PM confirms Manchester WILL get £60m funding

Harriet Brewis
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Sky News
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Boris Johnson has confirmed that Greater Manchester will receive a £60 million funding support package to implement Tier 3 lockdown measures.

At PMQs the Prime Minister said the money would be distributed among the region's boroughs, despite talks between ministers and local leaders breaking down on Tuesday.

It comes after Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham accused Mr Johnson of “playing poker” with people’s lives. The PM confirmed the region would enter Tier 3 lockdown from midnight on Thursday.

South Yorkshire will follow Greater Manchester into the toughest Covid alert level on Saturday, after it was confirmed that the area will be put under Tier 3 curbs.

Meanwhile, Mr Johnson also used PMQs to take a swipe at Sadiq Khan, claiming that the London mayor had "effectively bankrupted" the capital's transport network. It comes as Transport for London seeks a £4.9 billion Covid bail-out, with reports that ministers have threatened to take direct control of TfL if conditions are not met.

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