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A man wearing a facemask walks past a mural painted as part of the Cities of Hope festival in 2016 and highlighting the effects of mental health, in Ancoats, northern Manchester on October 16, 2020, as the number of cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 rises. – The government on Thursday announced more stringent measures but as ministers tightened the screw on social interaction to cut close-contact transmission, they sparked a furious row with leaders in northwest England, where infection rates are highest. Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham accused the government of being “willing to sacrifice jobs and businesses here to try and save them elsewhere”. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)