Warrington’s Director of Public Health has warned that a local lockdown is ‘more likely than not’ after a surge of COVID-19 cases saw the town become one of England’s top 10 hotspots for the virus.
With Bolton and parts of Greater Manchester and Tameside having been put into local lockdown in recent weeks as the government seeks to control the spread of the virus, Warrington has seen a dramatic increase of cases and is now sixth on the list of the most affected areas in the country.
That has sparked fears of a lockdown in the town, something that Thara Raj, Director of Public Health at Warrington Borough Council believes might not be far away.
Residents have been asked not to go into other people’s homes or gardens in order to stave off the threat of more severe action.
Speaking to BBC Radio Merseyside, Mrs Raj said: “We have seen cases quadruple in the last week, if we go for another week and we quadruple again then we will…