Mayor Joe Anderson would support level 4 measures “if necessary”.


Mayor Anderson said he would support a possible fourth level of coronavirus restrictions if the current level 3 measures do not go far enough to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Mayor Joe Anderson said he would support tougher Tier 4 measures for the Liverpool City region if necessary.

Mayor Anderson said he would support any measures needed to reduce the city’s infection rate.

In an interview with BBC Breakfast, Mayor Anderson, whose brother Bill was one of 61 people who died from the virus in the city within a week, said he was not against the introduction of “tougher measures when necessary”.

But Mayor Anderson said that if the cases do not seem to be going down, he would support tougher measures.

Liverpool is one of the five northern locations currently under the government’s toughest curfew after a huge increase in cases.

“If anything were needed to bring them down faster, I would do it.

He told the BBC: “[The pandemic] has done unspeakable damage to people’s wellbeing and has taken an enormous toll on the families where people have died.

Because of his experience he is “very aware of the pain people are going through” and “frustrated and angry” at people who dismiss the virus as a fake or ignore government policies.

“However, I want to make sure that we give stage three a chance to see if the measures are working.

He added that he will review the results of the Tier 3 restrictions in 14 to 16 days.

His comments come from a group of 50 Tory backbenchers representing the Northern constituencies who urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to draw up a “roadmap to get out of the lockdown” because he fears the pandemic will threaten his campaign promise to “level the playing field”.

On October 17, hundreds of people gathered in St. John’s Gardens for a “mental health rally,” with no social distancing, no masks and no signs that the virus is a hoax.

In his exclusive address to Echo last week, Mayor Anderson spoke of his anger and sadness at the images of people protesting and denying the existence of Covid-19 just one day after the virus killed his oldest brother.

Mayor Anderson said he was deeply hurt to see the scenes so soon after Bill’s death.

The following day, conspiracy theorist Piers Corbyn, the brother of former Labour leader Jeremy, led another demonstration calling on people to violate security regulations for Covid-19 and calling the pandemic another hoax.


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