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Coronavirus Daily: Environment Secretary calls on country to 'lend a hand'




Environment Secretary George Eustice has called on furloughed workers to go out and help bringing in the country's fruit and vegetables.

George Eustice said that only around a third of workers who come into the country every year to do the harvest are here and wants people to sign up to the Pick for Britain website in order to help.

He said: "We believe those furloughed who may want to lend a hand or play their part, or supplement their income with an additional job, if they feel that way, I urge them to visit that website and look at the opportunities there."

The Environment Secretary has called on people to join in with picking season.
The Environment Secretary has called on people to join in with picking season.

Yesterday's figures from Public Health England showed the UK's daily figure for confirmed cases was 2,412 compared to 2,684 from the previous day's report.

Norfolk's confirmed positive cases over the previous 24-hour period had risen by 10, to a total of 2,040 so far, with and Suffolk had only reporting seven cases, taking its total to 1,374.

The UK reported 545 deaths in the reporting period, it is a higher number than the 160 recorded the previous period but has been put down to some lagging in reporting from some places.

The total of laboratory confirmed cases now stands at 248,818.


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