The mayor of Liverpool has revealed his brother is in intensive care with Covid-19 and urged individuals to observe the foundations to forestall the unfold of the virus.

Joe Anderson mentioned on Twitter that his eldest brother was in a “very critical situation” in hospital. Anderson tweeted on Friday: “10 minutes in the past my sister-in-law a Nursing Sister has informed me my eldest brother her husband has obtained Covid-19.”

His tweet additionally highlighted a video shared by the Liverpool metropolis council Twitter account that featured Dr Richard Wenstone making a plea for individuals to observe coronavirus guidelines to ease stress on the NHS.

Anderson added: “Please watch the video, observe the foundations & perceive why all of us must combat the enemy #Covid.”

Joe Anderson
(@mayor_anderson)

10 minutes in the past my sister-in-law a Nursing Sister has informed me my eldest brother her husband has obtained Covid-19 he’s within the Royal @LivHospitals within the ICU in a really critical situation. Please watch the video, observe the foundations & perceive why all of us must combat the enemy #Covid https://t.co/pwlVALVuBF


October 16, 2020

Earlier on Friday, he joined Liverpool metropolis area leaders in branding the tier system of coronavirus laws a “shambles”, following the announcement that gyms in Lancashire can keep open underneath the strictest measures.

Gyms and leisure centres in Liverpool, Wirral, St Helens, Sefton, Knowsley and Halton had been ordered to shut from Wednesday as the realm was positioned in tier 3. Nonetheless, tier Three measures for Lancashire introduced on Friday didn’t embrace the closure of gyms.

Gymnasium proprietor Nicholas Whitcombe was fined £1,000 when he refused to shut Physique Tech Health in Moreton, Wirral, on Wednesday.

Liverpool metropolis area leaders mentioned they got no alternative on the package deal of measures however a authorities spokesman mentioned the interventions had been a results of session with native authorities.

Anderson tweeted earlier: “Liverpool metropolis area has demanded speedy clarification on why Lancashire gyms are allowed to remain open and Liverpool’s shut.

“Inconsistent mess, we now have tier Three A and tier Three B.” He ended his tweet with “#shambles”.