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Coronavirus Daily: Norfolk hits double figures for new cases as two-metre decision is close

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has told the BBC that a review into the two-metre social distancing rule could be completed in the next couple of days.

Mr Dowden was speaking on BBC Radio 4's Any Questions programme.

After yesterday's announcement that the coronavirus alert level has been downgraded from four to three, if the rule is to drop to one-metre, as many hope, this could be the next step in helping things such as the hospitality industry return on July 4.

The coronavirus alert level has gone down from four to three.
The coronavirus alert level has gone down from four to three.

In the Diss Express on Friday, Leigh Gardiner, of the Queen's Head in Eye, said reducing the measure, could be the difference between businesses 'being able to carry on or facing bankruptcy'.

Yesterday's figures from Public Health England showed Norfolk had seen double figures, with 10 news positive case, taking its total to 2,240 so far and Suffolk registered only one new case, with 1,546 reported in total.

The UK's daily confirmed cases in the last 24-hour reporting period was 1,346, with the overall count of cases in the UK currently at 301,815.

The daily death figure was 173 people.

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