It is expected that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to make an announcement on Monday in which he could impose stricter measures in the North East.
Council leaders in the North East have agreed that they will oppose new measure imposed by Johnson, which includes closing pubs, bars and restaurants, across Northumberland, Newcastle, South and North Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland and County Durham.
Gateshead Council leader Martin Gannon said, “We do not want further restrictions.
“Despite three sets of regulations in 10 days and the ensuing mixed massaging, there is evidence that, excluding higher education students [which is a national problem], new cases are beginning to plateau.
“We need more time, clearer messaging and greater support from government.”