Lockdown tightened in parts of northern England with ban on indoor meetings

Bar on households meeting inside in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and East Lancashire

Additional lockdown restrictions are to be imposed over large swathes of northern England after a surge of coronavirus cases caused largely by people “not abiding to social distancing”, Matt Hancock has said.

The health secretary announced on Thursday evening that from midnight, people from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire, West Yorkshire and Leicester would not be able to meet each other indoors.

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