Westminster insists on Manchester lockdown after talks break off

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced tougher restrictions would apply to the Greater Manchester region, after a breakdown in talks over financial support during the lockdown.Talks broke off between Johnson and the region’s Mayor Andy Burnham, who called on Westminster to provide more support to the poorest people who would be hard-hit by additional restrictive measures.Johnson said that “generous support” had been offered and that Greater Manchester would be subject to Tier 3 restrictions as of Friday.Manchester’s case numbers are rising and the northern city is currently subject to …

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