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Govt confirms lockdown restrictions in North West, Midlands and West Yorkshire

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The Government has confirmed local lockdown restrictions will be enforced across parts of the North West, Midlands and West Yorkshire to "curb rising infection rates".

From Tuesday, everyone in the affected areas will be banned from socialising outside of their own household or bubble. There will also be a 10pm curfew on nightlife.

Coronavirus cases have surged in these regions in recent weeks.

Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens all recently passed the rate of 100 infections per 100,000 people threshold.

The new restrictions will apply to Merseyside, Warrington, Halton and Lancashire. Blackpool is exempt from the lockdown measures.

In Yorkshire, the affected regions are Kirklees, Bradford and Calderdale.

For Britain in general the R rate of transmission has reached 1.3, indicating Covid-19 is spreading rapidly once again.

The announcement comes on the same day new measures are introduced in Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland and County Durham.

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  • Coronavirus
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