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Coronavirus Daily: Chancellor says two-metre rule change could be announced next week

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has said the outcome of the review to change the current two-metre distancing rule in England could be announced within the coming week.

Rishi Sunak said to media during a visit to shops in North Yorkshire yesterday, that the result of the review would make a huge difference to businesses that were wanting to see a change- which has been seen as a hint it will be reduced to one-metre.

With the potential of pubs, cafes, restaurants and hotels reopening from July 4 in England, it has been said some of their new guidelines could include social distancing enforced by police patrols and pints having to be ordered by phone apps.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Yesterday's figures from Public Health England showed Norfolk had no new positive cases, so its total so far stayed at 2,240.

Whereas Suffolk registered two new cases, taking its total to 1,548.

The UK's daily confirmed cases in the last 24-hour reporting period was 1,295, compared to 1,346 in the last period.

The overall count of cases in the UK currently stands at 303,110 and 128 deaths have been confirmed for the last 24-hour reporting period.

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