New local lockdown rules for COVID-19 in England are due to be announced later.
The Liverpool City Region is expected to face the tightest restrictions under a new “three-tier” system, which will classify regions as being on “medium,” “high” or “very high” alert.
The city region’s mayor, Steve Rotheram, said negotiations have taken place through the night but “no deal” has been agreed yet.
Talks between local leaders in England and Westminster continue, the BBC reports.
Liverpool recorded 600 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending October 6. The average for England was 74.
The Liverpool City Region includes the local authority districts of Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral, as well as Liverpool.
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Gyms, casinos, and pubs are among the businesses expected to be impacted by the top-level restrictions, with new curbs to be reviewed after a month.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is chairing a meeting of the emergency Cobra committee “to determine the final interventions.
He will then announce changes in the Commons, before speaking at a Downing Street press conference at 18:00 BST.