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Pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and gyms told to close - recap


Coronavirus in east London / Essex: Pubs, restaurants, gyms told to close - recap

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    There are 31 known cases of Covid-19 in Essex, 17 in Waltham Forest, in Redbridge 18, Barking and Dagenham 18 , and Newham 32 - as of 9am yesterday (March 20).
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  • There have been 144 deaths and a further 643 cases confirmed in the UK, Public Health England said. Across the UK, there are at least 3,269 coronavirus cases.
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  • The Department of Education has identified the 'key workers' in the UK who are deemed to be essential in the fight against coronavirus. The government body said children of those workers will still be cared for at school, while schools shut their gates today to all other children.
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  • At yesterday's daily briefing, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said "we can turn the tide" of Covid-19 within the next 12 weeks.
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