UK coronavirus live: Hancock says financial support 'remains on the table' after Greater Manchester tier 3 imposed

Boris Johnson confirms strictest tier 3 restrictions from Friday but confusion persists over funding available to support those affected

7.55pm BST

This just in from Labour leader Keir Starmer (tomorrow is an opposition day in the Commons):

The Government’s treatment of the North West has been a disgrace. It is treating millions of people with contempt.

Tomorrow Labour will force Parliament to vote for a fair deal for communities facing restrictions.

7.51pm BST

Hancock was challenged on the fact gyms in the Liverpool City Region have been forced to close, in contrast to other Tier 3 areas where they have not.

“Why don’t we have a conversation about it and see if we can make any progress?”, he responded.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: UK coronavirus live: Hancock says financial support 'remains on the table' after Greater Manchester tier 3 imposed ———