Liverpool could face further coronavirus curbs as infections rise

Bars and restaurants could close as city mayor says new cases doubling every six days

Nearly 2 million people in north-east England face being fined if they mix with other households indoors after lockdown restrictions were tightened in the region.

Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said social mixing in pubs, bars and restaurants was behind a rise in coronavirus cases in seven north-east council areas.

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