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Sky News 27 Sep 2020

COVID-19 restrictions: 'It is important the government has the power to move quickly'


Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden believes the government should have the power to "move quickly" over COVID-19 restrictions.

It comes after Conservative MP Steve Baker told Sophy Ridge, MPs feel "increasingly helpless" and is calling for members of parliament to be able to "share the burden" of decision making.

Andy Burnham says he would accept Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions if they were imposed on Greater Manchester by the government.

The region's mayor told Sky News it was ministers' "prerogative" to announce the measures, if negotiations over the next few hours end in stalemate.

He and other local leaders have been given until midday today to reach an agreement on moving three million people into England's highest band of coronavirus controls.
Boris Johnson is set to unveil a new system for implementing COVID-19 restrictions.
During a news conference on Sunday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee issued sweeping new COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants and gatherings.
Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito criticizes the left in speech given at the Federalist Society. Religious liberty and COVID-19 restrictions were some of the issues the Alito touched on. #FoxNews

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