Boris Johnson to hold a press conference to lay out Government’s next steps over Greater Manchester Tier 3 row



Boris Johnson is to hold a press conference when he is expected to set out the Government’s next steps in relation to coronavirus controls in Greater Manchester, Downing Street has said.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said talks had continued on Tuesday morning at official level ahead of the Government’s midday deadline for an agreement on the introduction of Tier 3 controls in the region.

Mr Johnson has also spoken directly to Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham following the passing of the deadline.

“The talks have been ongoing this morning. I am not in a position to confirm how that has been resolved,” the spokesman said.

The press conference will take place at 5pm on Tuesday.



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