Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has responded to the inclusion of the Merseyside local authorities on Public Health England’s watch list of areas with increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases. (Halton is not included on the watch list.) He said:
“Over the past week we have seen a rapid increase in Coronavirus cases across the Liverpool City Region. We are not yet at the stage of having extra restrictions imposed on us – as other areas have – but, if we continue on our current trajectory, it will become a case of when, not if this happens.