Boris Johnson responds to the 'spirit of Scousers' after Liverpool placed in tier 2

has responded to the “spirit of Scousers” after Liverpool was place in tier 2.

The city has embraced the government’s mass testing programme in order to drive down infections and cases.

As a result, the number of positive cases in the region have dropped significantly and we will face less restrictions as a result from next week.

But the Prime Minister was asked whether the incredible cooperation of those in the city will be rewarded with further support in the future.

Asking questions at Thursday’s coroanvirus briefing, ECHO reporter Liam Thorp pressed the Prime Minister to acknowledge the difficult position many people have put themselves in to keep other safe.

He asked whether funding will be increased for people who need to isolate and are forced to choose between health and Covid restrictions or putting food on the table.

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Liam also asked whether the “spirit of Scousers” will be remembered when it comes to Tory funding decisions in the future.

Responding, Mr Johnson said: “We’re trying to make sure we reach all groups with these community testing efforts.

“It wasn’t just the testing which was a success in Liverpool, it was the way people pulled together.

“Of course we will continue to make sure we support Liverpool and people across the rest of the UK.”

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He added “everywhere that’s had a tough time” will be supported by the government.

The city region – which includes Liverpool, Wirral, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Halton – will all enter the second level of ‘High Risk’ measures from next Wednesday onward.

Tier 2 will mean that restaurants can re-open and pubs that can offer ‘substantial meals’ with any alcohol served.

Liverpool now in Coronavirus Tier 2

A ban on indoor mixing with other households will continue across the region, but people will be able to meet up in outdoor settings with other households in groups of a maximum of six.

The fact that the city has avoided the harshest measures of Tier 3 has been seen by many as a vindication of the mass testing which was introduced to fight the spread of the virus.

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