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Council services scaled back as staff isolate amid rise in Covid cases

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Sign up for the MyWigan newsletter for the biggest stories direct to your inbox Council services, such as street cleaning and non-urgent housing repairs, will operate at a 'reduced capacity' in Wigan as Covid cases continue to rise.

Wigan now has the highest infection rate in Greater Manchester at 813.3 cases per 100,000 following a 47.8 pc rise in the seven days up to July 17.

The borough's Covid figures are currently higher than at the second peak and could continue to rise as a result of restrictions being lifted on 'Freedom Day'. READ MORE: Wigan is the worst hit borough for Covid care home deaths in Greater Manchester More than 60 environmental services staff were either self-isolating or unable to work last week alone and workforce

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