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North East Councils call for tighter Covid restrictions

Councils across the North East are requesting tighter lockdown restrictions in the area from the Government.

The region has seen a spike in cases of Coronavirus over the recent weeks, and even though they have been put on the Government’s watch list for at risk areas, they are yet to come under local restrictions like Birmingham and Greater Manchester have.

The councils who have written to the Government are:

  • Newcastle City Council
  • Sunderland City Council
  • Durham County Council
  • Gateshead Council
  • North Tyneside Council
  • Northumberland County Council
  • South Tyneside Council
  • North of Tyne Combined Authority

Nick Forbes, Newcastle City Council leader, said:

“We are also going to ask for restrictions on pub opening times and restrictions, so that it's table service only in pubs and restaurants.

“All local authorities from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and Durham, we are all in unanimous agreement that we need to do this now to protect our communities. I hope the government will act too and back us.”

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