Tougher lockdown measures being discussed for Liverpool, minister says

FILE PHOTO: General view outside Christ Church in Anfield, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Liverpool, Britain, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine

LONDON (Reuters) - British Environment Secretary George Eustice said further lockdown measures for the city of Liverpool in north-west England were being discussed but no decision had been taken.

“My understanding is that a decision hasn’t been made, but I am aware that discussions have been taking place about what further restrictions might be needed I think particularly around Merseyside, Liverpool,” he told BBC News on Thursday.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Paul Sandle; editing by Kate Holton