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89 more coronavirus cases in east London and Essex - recap

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Coronavirus in east London / Essex recap: 89 more confirmed cases

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    There are now 196 confirmed coronavirus cases in Waltham Forest and 161 in Redbridge. Meanwhile Essex has risen to 301 recorded cases.
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  • Tory MP Damian Collins, former chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media And Sport (DCMS) Select Committee, has partnered with a team to find fake coronavirus news online and alerting social media platforms to remove it.
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  • In the daily briefing yesterday, it was repeated that the current measures in place would be reviewed every three weeks to see if any change is necessary.
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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 yesterday about a June timeframe for the end of a lockdown, Michael Gove said the length of the lockdown is not "absolutely fixed" and things could take longer than expected if people do not comply.
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