UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson expected to reveal his next moves on local restrictions and Brexit

PM set to announce action on high Covid areas of England in Greater Manchester and Lancashire and also on EU trade talks

9.13am BST

Good morning. Boris Johnson faces two big, and largely unrelated decisions, today, and it’s not 100% clear which way they’re going to go. His administration has multiple flaws, but you can’t complain that it ever gets dull.

First, what is he going to do about the high-Covid areas of England where tighter restrictions need to be imposed (more or less everyone agrees) but local leaders won’t agree? This is mostly about Greater Manchester and Lancashire, and at the moment there’s deadlock. Here is our overnight story.

Related: Boris Johnson’s Covid plan in turmoil after north-west leaders refuse tier 3

Ask a minister a question at the next coronavirus press conference: https://t.co/AciuhAKREC

Related: Coronavirus live news: new restrictions due in London; Italy shuts Campania schools weeks after reopening

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Source: The Guardian
UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson expected to reveal his next moves on local restrictions and Brexit