Matt Hancock blamed Manchester’s renewed lockdown on households mingling – the 11 best responses

From midnight on Friday, Manchester and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire have been under new restrictions following a rise in coronavirus cases.

Residents didn’t have very much notice, with the announcement being made just over two hours earlier by Matt Hancock via a Twitter thread.

He even explained the cause of the renewed outbreak.

Although “indoors” implied, well, indoors – it seems it only referred to homes, rather than businesses.

The policy drew a lot of criticism and speculation, not least these reactions.

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The Rock Fairy explained the new rules far better than the government had managed.

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