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Greater Manchester leaders have been given a deadline of midday to reach a deal with the government over moving to tier three Covid restrictions.
If a deal is not reached, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said the PM would decide on the next steps.
In this situation, the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg said the "implication" was the top tier of rules would be imposed.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said the region was seeking a "fair figure" of support from the government.
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