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LIVERPOOL is on the brink of a total lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to address the nation after the UK recorded the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began.

PUBLISHED: 07:20, Wed, Sep 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 07:26, Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Boris Johnson will be joined at a Downing Street press conference by chief medical officer for England professor Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance in what will be the 100th coronavirus briefing since the pandemic hit the UK. The last time the three men appeared together at the podiums was September 9 when Mr Johnson outlined the "rule of six" and urged people to limit their social contact "as much as possible" to fight the invisible killer disease.

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But three weeks on, the number of cases has risen, and Liverpool’s Mayor Joe Anderson has warned it’s “only a matter of days” before a more severe lockdown is imposed on the city.

Meanwhile, a final decision will come today on whether Merseyside will join the North East with tougher lockdown measures banning households mixing indoors, according to the Times.

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