Vlog # 6 Boris lockdown 201020 BREAKING NEWS Tuesday 20th October 2020 Boris says Manchester must immediately CLOSE - 'Don't go in or out!' CORONAVIRUS deaths in the UK have increased by more than 200 in the past 24 hours as the number of new COVID-19 infections soar above 21,000. The Department for Health has confirmed a further 241 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus – the highest figure since June. As of 9am on Tuesday an additional 21,331 people have tested positive for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic 762,542 positive tests have been confirmed in the UK with 43,967 fatalities. It comes as it emerged Greater Manchester will be placed under tough Tier 3 restrictions to fight the coronavirus after talks between the Government and civic leaders concluded without an agreement. The region's mayor Andy Burnham held last-ditch talks with the Prime Minister earlier this afternoon aimed at securing additional financial support for his consent on new restrictions. Mr Burnham said £65 million was the minimum sum needed to prevent a "winter of real hardship" under Tier 3 restrictions following the breakdown of talks with the Government. But earlier Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said the discussions have concluded "without an agreement" and accused the mayor of being "unwilling to take the action that is required". Mr Jenrick said in a statement: "I'm disappointed that despite recognising the gravity of the situation, the mayor has been unwilling to take the action that is required to get the spread of the virus under control in Greater Manchester and reach an agreement with the Government. "I have therefore advised the Prime Minister that these discussions have concluded without an agreement." Pubs and bars will be closed, unless they are serving substantial meals, for a 28-day period, along with betting shops, casinos, bingo halls, adult gaming centres and soft play areas.