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Manchester lockdown causing distress
« on: 19:23:01, 31/07/20 »

The government has been accused of causing "confusion and distress" with its handling of new lockdown rules.
People living in Greater Manchester and other parts of northern England have been told they cannot mix with other households in private homes or gardens.

Greater Manchester's mayor and deputy mayor, along with council leaders, raised "concerns" about how the changes were announced by the government.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said "we have to move fast sometimes".
The government announced the new lockdown restrictions shortly after 21:15 BST on Thursday.
"We announced the decision as soon as practical," added Mr Hancock, who said he had been working with "local authorities, like Andy Burnham" to tackle a rise in cases.

On Friday, a statement released by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) in partnership with council leaders said the timing and content of the announcement "has caused confusion and distress for our residents".
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