May 26, 2022

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Lockdown reducing in Bolton and Trafford scrapped after spike in coronavirus cases

Lockdown reducing in Bolton and Trafford scrapped after spike in coronavirus cases
Plans to ease local lockdown restrictions in Bolton and Trafford have been abruptly scrapped after a spike in coronavirus cases. Local council leaders had begged the Westminster government to keep the measures going, while Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said central government attempts to impose decisions on communities was “confusing people, causing anger and resentment”.…

Strategies to ease regional lockdown constraints in Bolton and Trafford have been quickly scrapped after a spike in coronavirus cases.

Local council leaders had begged the Westminster government to keep the procedures going, while Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said main federal government efforts to impose decisions on communities was “complicated people, triggering anger and bitterness”.

Our North of England correspondent Clare Fallon is in Bolton.

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