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Manchester braced for 'potential Covid super-spreader events' at nightclubs as director of public health raises concerns

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Cut through the noise by getting the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox Manchester’s public health chief has echoed concerns that nightclubs could become ‘potential super-spreader events’ and that their reopening will coincide with a rise in Covid cases.

Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK’s top scientific adviser, told a Downing Street press conference on Monday - hours after clubs reopened at midnight - that the rate of infections will continue to increase as more people flock to late-night venues.

Cases surged eightfold in the Netherlands two weeks after restrictions on nightclubs were lifted, prompting the country’s prime minister to apologise for ‘poor judgement’, while a similar knock-on effect was also reported in Israel. READ

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