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Norfolk and Waveney have been warned not to be complacent in the fight against coronavirus, as MPs praised the government’s new restrictions as “sensible” and “practical”.

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People should work from home if they can, government ministers have said, ahead of Boris Johnson’s televised address tonight over further restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Premier Inn owner Whitbread has warned it could axe up to 6,000 jobs as the coronavirus crisis continues to hit demand for hotel stays.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

A parent, who does not want to be named, has shared what it is like to get a coronavirus test in the city - and it was not what they had hoped.

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Friday marked a hopeful milestone in the region’s fight against coronavirus.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

The leader of Norfolk County Council has said that the national testing system for coronavirus needs to improve - but was not able to give an answer when pressed on how many wasted appointments there had been in the county.

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The number of coronavirus cases in much of Norfolk are continuing to fall, according to the latest figures.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

People who refuse to give details when entering a pub, bar cafe or restaurant could be refused entry and potentially face legal proceedings.

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Calls for the East to avoid a further local lockdown have been made after warnings that it would be “disastrous”.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Norfolk has been taken off the national coronavirus ‘watchlist’ - at a time when lockdowns are being imposed in other parts of the country.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Health secretary Matt Hancock has warned a second national lockdown has not been ruled out to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Boris Johnson has urged the public to speak to groups thought to be breaking new rules on gatherings before reporting them to police.

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A sex abuse charity has warned children receiving support for trauma have been “set back” by lockdown as the service was forced to cut face-to-face contact.

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Norfolk’s visually-impaired book lovers are being invited to share their enthusiasm for literature by taking part in a series of monthly virtual audio book clubs, being run by the county’s sight loss charity.

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Victims have recounted their experiences of sexual and domestic violence as charities encourage people to look out for the “warning signs” of child abuse.

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Norfolk’s visually-impaired book lovers are being invited to share their enthusiasm for literature by taking part in a series of monthly virtual audio book clubs, being run by the county’s sight loss charity.

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Parts of Norfolk have some of the lowest levels of Covid-19 in England as the rule of six comes into force.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Two women who suffered from “the worst kind of physical and mental trauma” during lockdown have opened up about their experiences - and how they escaped the torment of their abusers.

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From today the number of people who can attend social gatherings across England is being slashed to just six following a rise in coronavirus cases across the country.

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Concerns are growing amid an increase in coronavirus cases in care homes, prompting the Government to send an alert to care providers to highlight the rising rates.

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A warning has been issued urging people not to party this weekend ahead of coronavirus restrictions coming into force on Monday banning people from meeting socially in groups of more than six.

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One of Norfolk’s hospitals has admitted its first coronavirus patients in two months, NHS data has revealed, although the numbers still remain very low.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Dozens of Norfolk doctors warn of risks to patient safety and say they are being used as “cannon fodder” for coronavirus, as shock claims about the “denigration” of out-of-hours GP service emerge.

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A task group has been formed to work with food processing plants across Suffolk to prevent coronavirus outbreaks similar to that seen at Banham Poultry.

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Norfolk County Council

Police fear new coronavirus rules will see their phone lines jammed with calls from people reporting suspected breaches.

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More than a hundred older and disabled people have been told the day services they attended prior to coronavirus lockdown will not be restarting.

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Suffolk GP surgeries are receiving just one sixth of the pneumonia vaccines they need, it has emerged.

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West Suffolk Council

Coronavirus marshals could soon be patrolling the streets of Norfolk and Waveney to help to enforce strict new rules on social gatherings and encouraging social distancing.

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The youngest council leader in Norfolk has had, by his own admission, a “baptism of fire” since he took the helm of Breckland Council just over a year ago - but Sam Chapman-Allen sees better days ahead.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

The government is to make social gatherings of more than six people illegal in England from Monday in a bid to stop the rise in coronavirus cases.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

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