‘Inevitable’ that Birmingham will move to Tier 3 of Covid restrictions, says council leader

‘Inevitable’ that Birmingham will move to Tier 3 of Covid restrictions, says council leader
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It is “inevitable” that Birmingham will move into Tier 3 restrictions, a local council leader has said, as infections and hospitalisations continue to rise across the West Midlands region.

This comes after a meeting was held between West Midlands mayor Andy Street, council leaders and health secretary Matt Hancock on Wednesday to discuss the conurbation’s situation.

Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham City Council, said local leaders and health officials were in the process of putting their “asks together” for moving into Tier 3, but did not provide any timeframe for when the new measures will likely come into place.

“Given the rising case rate and other factors, a move to Tier 3 would seem to be inevitable at some stage and I’m talking to the other Met Leaders, MPs and public…



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