Published: 13th May 2020

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has called for more support from the government for cities outside London to deal with the easing of lockdown restrictions. The Mayor believes that the areas of the country with the highest number of cases, like the North West, are at greatest risk from the easing of restrictions and should therefore be prioritised for the introduction of mass testing and contact tracing. He added that the changes announced on Sunday evening have major implications for Greater Manchester but the city-region, like others outside of London, had no formal input into the decision-making process or ability to plan for them. London is the only English city formally represented on COBRA. Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said: ‘The North West is already seeing the highest number of COVID-19 cases and I am concerned that the Prime Minister’s announcement has exposed us to even greater … (To read the full article, subscribe below)