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Boris Johnson warns he may impose tighter lockdown restrictions - recap

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Coronavirus in East London / Essex recap: Tougher restrictions may come

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    As of March 28, there were 154 confirmed coronavirus cases in Waltham Forest and 128 in Redbridge. Meanwhile Essex has risen to 213 recorded cases.
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  • Boris Johnson is sending out a letter to UK households, warning "we will not hesitate to go further if that is what the scientific and medical advice tells us to do".
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  • The Prime Minister repeats that things will get worse before things get better, and urges people to stay indoors.
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  • When asked about a June timeframe for the end of a lockdown, Michael Gove said the length of the lockdown is not "absolutely fixed".
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  • Read our live-blog recap here.