More than half of England - 28 million people - has been placed under heightened coronavirus restrictions. It comes as Sir John Bell, a member of the UK's vaccine taskforce, called for a circuit breaker and said the situation in the country was “pretty grave”. Pubs in Lancashire that are not restaurants were closed on Saturday, as it joined the Liverpool region in the tier 3 restrictions. Meanwhile, people in London, Essex, Elmbridge, Barrow-in-Furness, North East Derbyshire, Erewash and Chesterfield are no longer allowed to mix inside with those from other households, including in pubs and restaurants. 1602924736 Further restrictions could cause ‘irreparable damage’ to Greater Manchester’s economy, council leader says Further coronavirus restrictions would cause "irreparable damage" to Greater Manchester's economy without financial support from Westminster, the leader of Oldham Council has said. Sean Fielding told ...read more...