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The region’s coronavirus infection rate is continuing to show encouraging signs, with all but two areas seeing declines, according to the latest figures.

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The daughter of a patient transferred 240 miles for care has hit out at the region’s mental health service after it said a “very busy weekend” derailed plans to bring her mother home.

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A hospital is pleading with visitors to wear the surgical masks they are offered at the door after a number of members of the public were rude to volunteers.

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Coronavirus cases are falling again in Norfolk and Suffolk, but this will not be the only number civil servants pore over when deciding which tier to place the region in.

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Families and loved-ones will be able to form “Christmas bubbles” to allow them to reunite over the festive period, the government has announced.

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Thousands of extra staff and volunteers are being recruited across Norfolk and Waveney to create a huge team to deliver the eagerly-awaited Covid-19 vaccines.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

The region’s mental health trust has seen a “big increase” in new patients amid the coronavirus crisis, according to its chief medical officer.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

England will face tiered coronavirus restrictions until the end of March. As the lockdown ends on December 2, more parts of the country are expected to be placed into higher tiers than they were before the national restrictions were imposed.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Coronavirus case rates have continued to fall in four of Norfolk’s districts - but health bosses have urged caution and said people need to keep vigilant to bring the numbers down.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

National lockdown restrictions will end on December 2 with shops, gyms, pubs and restaurants allowed to reopen and limited numbers of spectators allowed back in grounds to watch football and other sports.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

The East Anglian Air Ambulance is preparing to restart transferring patients between hospitals in a bid to support NHS and frontline emergency services with the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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A coronavirus vaccine produced in the United Kingdom can prevent up to 90pc of people from getting Covid-19, new data has show.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Two Norfolk MPs and the county council leader have called for Norfolk to be placed in the lowest tier of Covid-19 restrictions once lockdown is over, saying the move would be “only sensible”.

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England will enter a strengthened three tier system when national lockdown measures end on December 2.

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England will exit the current national lockdown into a strengthened three tier system of local restrictions on December 2, Downing Street has said.

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There is growing speculation that families could be allowed to join a temporary bubble to meet up over Christmas.

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Health secretary Matt Hancock has said that he has formally asked the regulator to assess the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use in the UK.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

The number of beds occupied by coronavirus patients at the county’s biggest hospital has risen by more than 60pc in the space of a week.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

A multi-million pound support package aimed at ensuring Norfolk’s children do not go hungry over the winter period has been unveiled.

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The number of daily coronavirus cases in Norfolk has rocketed again.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

New life-saving equipment has been installed at two more venues in Lowestoft.

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Lowestoft

Concern is growing over the increasing rate of coronavirus cases in people aged 60 and over in Norfolk - the age group generally most likely to need hospital treatment due to Covid-19.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

A small army of workers armed with swabs has descended on the region’s trains to hunt for traces of Covid-19 - and found nothing so far.

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Norfolk’s public health chief has urged people self-isolating to stick to the advice amid signs people are becoming ‘weary’ over the restrictions.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

More than 50 Norfolk care homes and care settings have coronavirus outbreaks, with single cases in just over 70 more, worried council bosses have revealed.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

South Norfolk has hit a new record high number of coronavirus cases for the ninth day in a row, the latest figures have revealed.

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Marshals could be used outside schools to make sure pupils stick to social distancing rules to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

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Another of Norfolk’s schools has had to completely close after coronavirus cases and a need for staff to self-isolate meant it could not safely open.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

The deaths of five more patients with coronavirus have been confirmed by two of Norfolk’s hospitals.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Mouthwash could become just as important as wearing face coverings after a study found it kills off coronavirus within 30 seconds

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