Pubs, restaurants and gyms told to close over coronavirus outbreak - 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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  • In its lastest update the Department of Health and Social Care confirmed that across the UK 3,983 have tested positive for Covid-19.
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  • At least 177 patients who tested positive for coronavirus have died.
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  • In Downing Street's latest daily press conference, Boris Johnson ordered pubs and restaurants across the country to close as the Government announced unprecedented measures to cover the wages of workers who would otherwise lose their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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