UK coronavirus live: Birmingham, Kent, Greater Manchester, Newcastle among regions in tier 3 measures

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Coronavirus – latest updates 12.01pm GMT In the Commons Matt Hancock is now responding to Jonathan Ashworth, the shadow health secretary. Ashworth asked what the exit strategy was for areas in the highest tiers. Hancock says he already outlined it; complying with the regulations, and using mass testing. 11.59am GMT Matt Hancock has also published a written statement this morning explaining the criteria used to decide which area is going into which tier and giving reasons for all the local decisions taken.For example, this is what Hancock says about what Liverpool city region is in tier 2.There is continued improvement across the Liverpool city region. Case rates (including for the over 60s) are decreasing rapidly with some notable improvements in Liverpool, Knowsley and Sefton. Cases have fallen by 69% over 6 weeks. However, despite improvements, case rates in over 60s remain high at 150+ per 100,000 people in all lower tier local authorities. Continue reading…

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