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Covid-19: The moment Manchester's Mayor found out about £22m funding

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, found out that the region will received £22 million funding for testing and tracing during a live news conference.

It followed the news that Greater Manchester will move to tier three restrictions from Friday, prompting concerns from local politicians about the impact that will have on the local economy.

Mr Burnham said the reaction to coronavirus by the government has been a "disgrace", following the announcement that Manchester will enter tier 3 making it a "very high risk" area.