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Al Jazeera 8 Oct 2020

COVID-19 spreads rapidly in northern England


COVID-19 appears to be spreading wildly in northern England.
Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester have seen steep rises in cases, mainly clustered around universities.
Now hospital admissions are starting to rise, too.
While the government in London is threatening tighter controls of pubs and restaurants, leaders in those northern cities have their own ideas.
Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from Oldham in Greater Manchester.

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