Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham accused the Conservative government of taking a London-centric approach to lifting lockdown restrictions, but has revealed that so far, this has had no apparent negative effect on Manchester’s statistics.
‘People are still dying. Please act responsibly’: GM leaders stress caution as lockdown measures relaxed
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Sunday announcement that lockdown measures were being weakened has prompted a change in focus for the GMCA from containment to law and order.
After Prime Minister Boris Johnson hinted that lockdown restrictions may be eased from Monday, Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says it is “hard to say” that the worst of the crisis is behind us.
Deansgate is set to be part-pedestrianised, Manchester City Council has announced in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the council’s attempt to “create an enhanced shared space for pedestrians and people on bikes” in order to “enable visitors and workers to socially distance more easily as they return”.
Andy Burnham has said that a week after the first peak in coronavirus cases was declared nationally, Greater Manchester is passing through its own peak.
Although the rate of increase in the number of new cases in GMCR has slowed, it is still too early to begin to think about returning to business as usual, according to Mayor Andy Burnham and Council Leader Sir Richard Leese.
Andy Burnham paid tribute to Manchester Council’s deputy leader Sue Murphy in his weekly press briefing before Easter.
Manchester’s Central Convention Complex (G-MEX) will be transformed into a ‘Nightingale’ field hospital to help treat coronavirus sufferers.
Mayor Andy Burnham and Deputy Mayor Bev Hughes spoke to the press today following a meeting of the Greater Manchester Covid-19 Emergency Committee, to keep the people of Greater Manchester up to date with city policy regarding the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
More homeless people died in Greater Manchester than in any other combined authority in England and Wales in 2018, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Operation Augusta: GMP apologise to Greater Manchester child sexual exploitation victims for failings
After findings in the GMCA report into child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester in the early 2000s showed authorities to be at fault, GMP have issued a statement.