Leaders call for restrictions to be eased

Leaders call for restrictions to be eased

Greater Manchester leaders are calling on the government to ease the current Covid-19 restrictions in Wigan Borough and other parts of Greater Manchester following a decline in infection rates across the region.

At today’s regional press conference, the Leader of Wigan Council, Councillor David Molyneux, joined the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham and other leaders to urge government to ease restrictions in nine of the ten boroughs. The proposal includes easing the current restrictions on homes and businesses in Wigan Borough and just businesses in the other boroughs.

The Leader of Wigan Council, Councillor David Molyneux, today thanked residents for doing their bit to reduce the spread of the virus. saying: “I’d like to thank our residents for being responsible, patient and kind throughout the pandemic. I know it hasn’t been easy but by working together and following the rules we’ve managed to keep our loved ones safe.

“I know the tighter restrictions have frustrated many of our residents who felt them unfair, especially since our rates have been consistently low. I share their frustration and have been working closely with the Mayor and leaders across Greater Manchester to ensure that those concerns are heard and acted upon.”

Tighter lockdown rules were reintroduced across Greater Manchester and parts of northern England on July 31 following an increase in Covid-19 cases. If the proposal is approved, all borough’s, excluding Oldham, which continues to see higher rates of transmission, will see restrictions eased.

Posted on Wednesday 19th August 2020

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