Urgent: Greater Manchester to move into tier three of COVID restrictions from midnight on Thursday: British PM


LONDON, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday said that Greater Manchester will move into tier three, the highest of COVID-19 restrictions, from midnight on Thursday.

The prime minister, speaking to a virtual press conference at Downing Street, said that Greater Manchester will receive 22 billion pounds (about 28.48 billion U.S. dollars) of a support package.

The latest development came after the British government and Manchester leaders failed to agree on extra funding.

To bring life back to normal, countries, such as Britain, China, Russia and the United States, are racing against time to develop coronavirus vaccines.

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