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Covid-19 London: Decision over moving London into Tier 3 could be made today, mayor Sadiq Khan says

Sadiq Khan says it’s “possible” a decision could come today, due to a “big increase in the virus” over the last few days.

It is possible that a decision on moving London into the highest level of coronavirus restrictions could be made today, Sadiq Khan has told Sky News.

The government is due to review the allocation of tiers later this week, but the London mayor said the situation in the capital means a decision might be taken sooner.

“My understanding is that Covid-O is meeting as we speak – that’s the sub-committee of the cabinet that makes the recommendations,” he said.

“We will have to wait and see what the government decides – it’s a government decision, not my decision or London leaders’ decision.”

Pressed if a decision could be made as early as today, Mr Khan said “it’s possible” because “we have seen over the last few days a big increase in the virus”.

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