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Coronavirus Daily: Norfolk Police chief calls for bank holiday consideration as county daily cases hit 2,100




Norfolk residents and would-be tourists have been urged to help protect the county by acting responsibly this bank holiday weekend.

With good weather forecast, the Norfolk Resilience Forum (NRF), which is made up of organisations across Norfolk including councils, blue light services and the NHS, are reminding people to stay away from crowded places to maintain social distancing.

Norfolk Police chief constable Simon Bailey said: “There will be extra officers engaging with our communities along the coast in coming days as a result of the activity we have seen this week.

It is hoped that people will keep to social distancing rules during the bank holiday weekend.
It is hoped that people will keep to social distancing rules during the bank holiday weekend.

“I recognise how important fresh air and exercise are in the current crisis, but what I would encourage anybody that’s considering going to the coast to do is think about social distancing.

"Let’s try and be respectful of each other, let’s work together to overcome this as we have done it’s felt to me from the outset. We need to come together to protect ourselves and protect Norfolk.”

Yesterday's figures from Public Health England showed the UK's daily figure for confirmed cases had risen to 3,287 from 2,615 in the previous 24-hour reporting period.

Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary Simon Bailey.
Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary Simon Bailey.

Norfolk's positive cases over this period saw a rise of 32, to 2,100 so far, with Suffolk reporting 11, taking its total to 1,394.

The UK also reported a slight rise in deaths from 338 in the previous period to 351 in this one.

The total number of laboratory confirmed cases now stands at 254,195.


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