Boris Johnson warns he may ‘need to intervene’ on Manchester as coronavirus cases continue to rise.
Mr Burnham has called the tougher rules “flawed and unfair”. He also wants more financial support for people affected by the changes.
Tier three measures include pub closures and a ban on households mixing indoors. The Liverpool City area was the first of England’s regions to enter the highest alert level.
The county of Lancashire has agreed to move to tier 3 from Saturday. A financial support package worth £42m has been agreed. About 1.5 million people will be affected by the new rules.
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