UK coronavirus live: local lockdown confusion 'completely unsustainable', says Andy Burnham

News updates: Mayor of Greater Manchester asks why restrictions in Bolton and Trafford lifted while infection rates rising

7.47am BST

Here’s a little more on those comments from Burnham, who’s called the easing of restrictions in Bolton and Trafford “completely illogical”. He told Today that people in Bolton and Trafford should “continue to follow the guidance” not to have gatherings in their homes.

We find ourselves at a completely unsustainable position this morning – that’s the politest way I can put it.

Overnight, we’ve had restrictions released in two boroughs where we’ve got a rising number of cases – in one case, in the red zone. And neighbouring boroughs are still under restrictions but with much lower numbers of cases.

7.40am BST

Hello and welcome to the Guardian’s UK live blog. I’ll be taking you through the next few hours, before handing over to the usual custodian, Andrew Sparrow.

Mayor @AndyBurnhamGM urges people in Bolton and Trafford to ignore the government’s lifting of measures and to continue to follow restrictions on social gatherings. He says it’s a “completely unsustainable position”: “How can we explain this to the public now?”

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