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Burnham slams rumoured October circuit breaker but says hospitals could become overwhelmed as winter approaches

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Get the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox so you never miss a thing Andy Burnham says there is 'no support in Manchester' for a circuit breaker in October, as rumours swirl that the government could choose to align another lockdown with the half-term holiday.

But the Greater Manchester mayor's stance comes as he, along with public health chiefs, warn that the region's hospitals could become overwhelmed this winter as pressures on the NHS climb. READ MORE:LIVE: Andy Burnham gives coronavirus update for Greater Manchester after winter plan announced The mayor was joined by Professor Kate Adern, the public health director for Wigan, as he hosted his first Covid update press conference since the summer break.

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