Matt Hancock made a statement in the Commons as Greater Manchester was placed in Tier 3 lockdown.
Manchester will face new restrictions without any additional business support money from central Government, the Prime Minister has suggested.
Tier 3 lockdown means many businesses in Manchester will now have to close, while households cannot mix.
The move comes as coronavirus rates continue to spike in the area, and could reach the level of the city’s peak in April in two weeks if the rate is now slowed.
Deaths from coronavirus in the UK have reached their highest level today since June 5 after a further 241 people died.
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