London will move into tier two at 00.01am on Saturday, meaning a ban on mixing indoors.
Joining London in the move to tier two are Barrow-in-Furness, Elmbridge, York, north-east Derbyshire, Erewash and Chesterfield.
Andy Burham has been vocal in his dissaproval of harsher restrictions being imposed on Manchester, which would see more venue closures.
The news comes as a further 138 people died with coronavirus and a further 18,890 positive tests has also been reported yesterday.
This brings the UK’s death toll to 43,293, and the total number of cases to 673,622.