Robert Peston Robert Peston

How strict will the new Covid restrictions be?

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I have a few points to make about the new three tier system to be announced today for restricting our lives and businesses, to suppress Covid-19.

1) Last Wednesday, the government was so worried about the spread of coronavirus in the north of England that it was planning to impose new restrictions on places like Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle before announcing the three-tier framework.

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