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NEWS ROUNDUP: Covid rates & Pride cancelled

 

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Liverpool's coronavirus rate has continued to fall this week, though the city's public health boss has warned infections may now plateau. According to the council's latest coronavirus report, Liverpool's infection rate stood at 53.4 cases per 100,000 people in the week up to March 9.

Liverpool is moving closer towards charging drivers to enter the city centre, with senior councillors set to back the idea in principle. The council's cabinet is set to approve a report next week on the city's Clean Air Plan, which is tasked with bringing pollution in Liverpool's air down.

This year's Pride in Liverpool and its annual March have been cancelled. Despite the Government's roadmap out of lockdown and hopes for a more normal summer with the expected return of some larger-scale events, uncertainty and risks around mass public gatherings and COVID-19 have prompted the organisation to cancel the physical events for a second consecutive year. The event was due to take place on Saturday 31st July.


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