PUBLISHED: 08:43, Sat, Oct 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 09:15, Sat, Oct 17, 2020
Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and council leaders across Greater Manchester have insisted they have done "everything within our power to protect the health of our residents", and said people and firms need greater financial support before accepting the tougher lockdown. But Boris Johnson has warned he will intervene if an agreement cannot be reached. Residents in Manchester have spoken out against the measures as one claimed it would be a disaster.
One resident told LBC: "As the restrictions go, pubs are going to serve food so there's no difference.
"They're going to do what they want to do full stop."
Another added: "I think it's going to be a disaster for this area.
"There's no doubt it's going to be a disaster for Liverpool.
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Manchester residents have hit out at the Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions (Image: LBC)
Residents in Manchester have spoken out against the measures (Image: LBC)
"It's going to be an even greater disaster for Manchester because the city relies on the hospitality just as much as Liverpool does.
"When people realise what date the lockdown is, people will just go out and have a last binge."
A third person said the city will definitely end up in Tier 3.
He said: "We have said a few times to just get it done and instead of