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NHS frontline staff to receive coronavirus tests as death toll hits 1,019 - recap

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Coronavirus: live updates on coronavirus pandemic from east London and Essex

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    Almost 250 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed across Waltham Forest and Redbrige.
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  • As of March 27, there were 130 confirmed coronavirus cases in Waltham Forest and 115 in Redbridge. Meanwhile Essex has risen to 166 recorded cases.
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  • London accounts for 4,637 of the UK's 14,543 cases of the deadly virus which has so far claimed 759 lives.
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  • Coronavirus tests for NHS frontline staff are to be trialled this weekend ahead of a wider roll-out to help those given the all-clear from the disease to return to work.
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  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces leading the country's response to the Covid-19 outbreak from isolation after he tested positive for the virus yesterday.
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  • The Metropolitan Police Service is calling on retired officers to consider returning to serve London once more, as well as asking those nearing retirement to stay on, to boost the force during these testing times.