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Sky News published this video item, entitled “Andy Burnham bites back over criticism of local leaders in COVID tier negotiations” – below is their description.
Greater Manchester’s mayor Andy Burnham has defended his stand against the government the last time England was in a tier system. Speaking to Sky News, Andy Burnham said at the start of the whole tier process, he told the government: “Let’s get this right together so that we can reset things.” Earlier, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps insinuated it was local leaders like Mr Burnham that prompted the government to strengthen tiers this time around and refuse to negotiate with regions over what tier they’ll be in.Sky News YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Andy Burnham
Andy Burnham is a British Labour Party politician who has served as Mayor of Greater Manchester since 2017.
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- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
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The levels are set at medium, high, and very high.
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For full details, see the UK government announcement here.