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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Coronavirus cases in Norfolk “are linked through family and social contact”, the county’s top public health official has revealed.

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In July, the government made it mandatory for face coverings to be worn while shopping and travelling on public transport.

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Emergency services are 
urging the public to behave responsibly as Norfolk and Waveney prepares to sizzle in sweltering weather.

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Parts of Norfolk have seen a rise in the coronavirus infection rate in the past week, while others have seen the number of cases fall - but numbers remain low compared to the country’s hot spots

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

A new coronavirus test which aims to deliver results within 90 minutes is set to be available in hospitals, care homes and laboratories.

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Parts of Norfolk saw a small rise in the coronavirus infection rate last week, while others saw infection rates fall - but overall numbers remain low.

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Norfolk Live

Boris Johnson has ordered officials to work-up a plan for avoiding a second national lockdown, according to reports.

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A local lockdown would be a “last resort” to combat a fresh rise in cases of coronavirus in Norfolk, a public health director has said.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

“This for us is a complete culture change. We have got to all now wake up and smell the coffee.”

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There was a rise in the coronavirus infection rate in most areas of Norfolk last week, but numbers remain low.

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A social care watchdog has said it has “continued concerns” about Norfolk county council and that the authority has a “wider issue”.

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The number of antidepressants prescribed across the East of England was 11pc higher at the beginning of lockdown than the previous year, figures have shown.

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Councillors have been criticised for taking credit for Norfolk’s low rate of coronavirus infections and failing to learn the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Play barn bosses say there is a serious risk of closure without financial support or permission to reopen.

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Abortion services have seen an increased demand during lockdown as more than 200 women across Norfolk have struggled to access contraceptive care.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

A councillor has urged Norfolk not to “let a good crisis go to waste” during a discussion on the county’s response to coronavirus.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

People have been told to call a dentist “only when in agony” as a huge backlog builds and Norfolk surgeries’ books are closed to new NHS patients in the wake of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

How patients rate their GP surgery has been revealed, after a survey of every practice in Norfolk and Waveney.

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Three of Breckland’s main leisure centres are set to reopen - but a popular pool will remain shut until November.

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Dereham

Mobile coronavirus testing stations are continuing to visit towns across Norfolk and Waveney next week.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Smoking should be banned outside pubs, cafes and bars to make them more family friendly and help high streets recover from lockdown, councils have said.

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The mother of a teenage girl who attempted suicide after being left without mental health support during lockdown has criticised the trust for lapses in her care.

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An extra £7.6m of a government pot to ease pressures councils face due to coronavirus has been earmarked for Norfolk.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Local authorities will have new powers from Saturday to tackle coronavirus outbreaks, including closing specific premises, shutting outdoor spaces and cancelling events.

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Norfolk Live

Mental health services expect to see the demand for support rise by a fifth due to the coronavirus lockdown, as patients become increasingly unwell and doctors warn of the risk of increasing suicides, it has been revealed.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Digital doctor’s appointments could be set to stay in Suffolk, after health chiefs outlined their intention to make sure transformations in the system remain post-coronavirus.

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Coronavirus

There has been a small rise in the number of new cases of coronavirus in five areas of East Anglia, new figures reveal.

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Norfolk Live

Shoppers in Norfolk have been reacting to the news that, from later this month, they will have to wear a face covering when making a trip to the supermarket or the high street.

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A range of anomalies have emerged over the new rules on face coverings in shops.

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The High Sheriff of Norfolk has hailed a community centre which proved a lifeline for hundreds of families during the very worst of lockdown.

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An illegal rave attended by hundreds of people in woodland between two Norfolk villages has been shut down by police.

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Norfolk Live
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A garden nursery fire was started deliberately and is believed to be connected to a burglary that happened just moments later.

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Fears a town could be gridlocked have been raised as work to supply 5,000 new homes with electricity could close a “vital route” for up to ten weeks.

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Coronavirus cases in Norfolk “are linked through family and social contact”, the county’s top public health official has revealed.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk
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A mid-terraced house has just gone up for sale for £140,000 in a street where a Norwich businessman is investing millions.

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