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Separate households banned from meeting up indoors in parts of England

Christian Fernsby |
Separate households will be banned from meeting indoors from midnight tonight in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire after a rise in coronavirus cases.

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Topics: ENGLAND   

The news comes after the UK saw its highest daily total of coronavirus cases for more than a month and Boris Johnson warned the virus is "bubbling up" in up to 30 areas across the UK.

The order covers:

All of Greater Manchester
East Lancashire: Pendle, Hyndburn, Burnley, Rossendale and Blackburn with Darwen
West Yorkshire: Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees
The City of Leicester, which saw the UK's first local lockdown

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said "households gathering and not abiding by the social distancing rules" was a reason for the decision, which had been taken in order to "keep the country safe".

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