Andy Burnham says he would accept Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions if they were imposed on Greater Manchester by the government.
The region’s mayor told Sky News it was ministers’ “prerogative” to announce the measures, if negotiations over the next few hours end in stalemate.
He and other local leaders have been given until midday today to reach an agreement on moving three million people into England’s highest band of coronavirus controls.
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