Coronavirus live news: England’s northern leaders say they do not support financial package; India reports 73,000 new cases

Coronavirus live news: England’s northern leaders say they do not support financial package; India reports 73,000 new cases

October 10, 2020

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Martin Greenhow, who owns the five MOJO bars in the UK based in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham and Harrogate, has described the words of northern leaders as a “breath of fresh air”.

The managing director, who is on the brink of having four of his five bars in local lockdown areas, told the PA:

We’re looking like we’re going to be hit from all angles – I’m beginning to feel like we’re being stalked.

To hear the the northern leaders in that press conference say those things, that was a breath of fresh air and it’s refreshing to hear people are listening.

Myanmar’s health ministry reported 2,158 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday in a record daily rise, along with 32 new deaths, Reuters reports.

The Southeast Asian nation has locked down its biggest city, Yangon, and air and overland travel in the country has been halted

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