Nottingham Tier 3 to be confirmed TODAY & whole county on the brink as hospitals cancel surgeries after admissions surge

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NOTTINGHAM'S Tier 3 lockdown is set to be confirmed TODAY and the whole county is on the brink of tougher rules.

Hospitals in the area have been forced to cancel operations and infection rates in across the region are all spiralling out of control.

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Nottingham's Tier 3 lockdown is set to be confirmed TODAY and the whole county is on the brink.

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Nottingham's Tier 3 lockdown is set to be confirmed TODAY and the whole county is on the brink.

The restrictions could come into force as soon as a minute past midnight on Friday.

It is expected Nottingham, Broxtowe, Gedling, and Rushcliffe will be given the harshest rules.

But this could also be extended to Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Mansfield and Newark and Sherwood.

Infection rates in Bassetlaw have almost doubled in a single week, from 178.8 cases per 100,000 last week to 316 this week.

And in Ashfield, the number of coronavirus cases hit 326 per 100,000, up from 211 last week.

Local MPs had a meeting with Government ministers and health experts this morning.

All bars and pubs would have to close unless they can serve food.

And households will not be allowed to mix indoors, in gardens or in outdoor beer gardens.

Adult gaming centres, betting shops, casinos and kids soft play areas could also have to shut again.

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