NEWS ROUNDUP: Covid cases & Unesco status
Your latest news update for the region
Liverpool's coronavirus infection rate has moved above 200 cases per 100,000 people as cases continue to rise swiftly. There were 1,039 cases in the week up to June 18. It comes as hospital admissions for Covid-19 in the city continue to creep up.
A Unesco committee has recommended Liverpool should lose its World Heritage status. It cited the Liverpool Waters project and the approved plans for Everton FC's new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock as reasons. Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram said it was disappointing.
Hundreds of Merseyside school children are currently isolating due to Covid-19 as cases in the city continue to rise. Liverpool Council have announced a series of new measures to tackle rising infections, including a requirement for face coverings to be worn in areas where social distancing could not be maintained.
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