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Coronavirus: Greater Manchester declares major incident as cases continue to rise

A major incident has been declared in Greater Manchester as Covid-19 infection rates there continue to rise. The region has seen particularly big spikes in Manchester and Tameside, plus a sustained steep rise in Oldham.

Meetings of senior police, local authorities and other agencies have been taking place over the weekend. Infection rates for the week to Thursday show cases per 100,000 people still rising in every part of the conurbation, reports the Manchester Evening News.

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