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07:02 2020-08-02

Expect more lockdowns until low-paid workers are able to isolate without fear of poverty

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham warns that dramatically shifting pictures of infection rates will continue to force local lockdownsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLast week we got a taste of things to come. As we head for winter without a Covid-19 vaccine, we will all need to get used to a new routine where, every Thursday, the latest round of local restrictions is announced. Greater Manchester was not the first and we certainly won’t be the last.When the secretary of state for health called late on Thursday afternoon to inform me of his intentions, I was not surprised.

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