Liverpool could be the first city in England to enter a two-week lockdown within days as virus cases continue to climb.
Liverpool’s city Mayor Joe Anderson said it is “only a matter of time” before a strict two-week lockdown is imposed with will see pubs and restaurants closed.
Mayor Anderson met with the government and discussed a short lockdown for the city as cases have more than doubled, with 1,306 cases recorded in the last seven days.
The Mayor told The Daily Telegraph, “For me, it is only a matter of time because the virus isn’t able to be controlled in the city with the restrictions we have now.
“We need a circuit breaker or stricter lockdown to try to stop the virus spreading.
“If we can have the severest measures of lockdown now, we may arrest the increase and start to bring it down by the end of October, so that in the lead up to Christmas we can get some normality.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to make a statement from Downing Street later today.