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Covid-19: England and Wales begin tougher rules for millions – BBC News

Greater Manchester moves to England’s highest alert, while Wales begins a 17-day lockdown later.



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Stricter coronavirus rules are coming into force for nearly six million Britons on Friday.
Greater Manchester’s population of 2.8 million joined Liverpool City Region and Lancashire in England’s highest tier of restrictions at midnight.
And from 18:00 BST, the 3.1 million people in Wales will have to stay at home as a 17-day national “firebreak” lockdown begins.

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