The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced just twelve hours after they came out of a part local lockdown, Trafford and Bolton will return into one.
Announcing that the existing lockdowns would continue, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said infection rates had increased by “more than three times in Bolton in under a week, and double in Trafford since the last review”.
Bolton MP Chris West said on twitter
“Despite what I and local press understood, Bolton is being kept in local lockdown. I’m disappointed at how this important decision has been communicated because of the impact this will have on people’s lives.“
Both councils are recommended that the restrictions should continue and earlier today the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham had advised residents to ignore the relaxation of restrictions over socialising.
“I don’t call this a win. We all want restrictions out as soon as possible & proper funding for hyper local action. I take no pleasure in seeing increased cases. We should never have been put in this mess in the first place; this has massively damaged public confidence in measures“