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UK PM Johnson imposes tighter COVID-19 restrictions on Manchester - Metro US

UK PM Johnson imposes tighter COVID-19 restrictions on Manchester

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a news conference at Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would impose tougher lockdown restrictions on the Greater Manchester region in northern England despite failing to reach a deal on funding support with local leaders.

“This evening, informed by the data we have just seen, I can announce that Greater Manchester will move to the Very High alert level,” Johnson told a news conference on Tuesday.

He said the new restrictions would come into force early on Friday.

(Reporting by Andy Bruce and Andrew MacAskill, writing by William James; editing by Stephen Addison)

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