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Talks are set to resume on whether Greater Manchester will enter the highest level of Covid restrictions, after leaders in the region said better financial support was needed.

The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said he had a “constructive call” with the PM’s team on Sunday.

Treasury sources have indicated that extra support could be made available.

It comes as the Welsh Government is due to announce whether it will introduce a two-week national lockdown.

The cabinet will meet this morning to make a final decision over a so-called circuit-breaker, after considering advice from experts with First Minister Mark Drakeford expected to make an announcement shortly after midday.

A further 16,982 people tested positive for the virus in the UK as of Sunday, the Department of Health figures showed, with a further 67 deaths occurring within 28 days of a positive test. Read more

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Talks are set to resume on whether Greater Manchester will enter the highest level of Covid restrictions, after leaders in the region said better financial support was needed. Talks are set to resume on whether Greater Manchester will enter the highest level of Covid restrictions, after leaders in the region said better financial support was needed.Talks are set to resume on whether Greater Manchester will enter the highest level of Covid restrictions, after leaders in the region said better financial support was needed.Talks are set to resume on whether Greater Manchester will enter the highest level of Covid restrictions, after leaders in the region said better financial support was needed.Talks are set to resume on whether Greater Manchester will enter the highest level of Covid restrictions, after leaders in the region said better financial support was needed.Talks are set to resume on whether Greater Manchester will enter the highest level of Covid restrictions, after leaders in the region said better financial support was needed.