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Daily Round-Up: Less than half of adults adhering to social distancing rules

Lack of social distancing adherence Less than half of adults are adhering to social distancing measures when they meet up, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Of the 1,150 who said they had socialised during lockdown in the ONS survey, only 47 per cent said they had maintained social distancing measures.

Northern lockdown Large large swathes of northern England are to be placed under a localised lockdown as of midnight. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that people from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire, West Yorkshire, and Leicester would not be able to meet each other indoors, following a noted spike in coronavirus cases in the regions.

Climate change changing weather The Met Office has said that climate change driven by industrial society is having a significant part to play in the rising temperatures in the UK, after its annual report confirmed that last year was the 12th warmest year since 1884.

Under half of adults are adhering to social distancing rules, according to new data.
Under half of adults are adhering to social distancing rules, according to new data.

Norfolk and Suffolk coronavirus figures In the last 24 hours, the number of coronavirus cases in Suffolk has risen by three to 2,682, whilst in Norfolk figure has risen by two to 2,895.

Nationally, the total number of cases stands at 302,301, with 846 cases in the last 24 hours, whilst the death total stands at 45,999, with 38 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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