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All areas of Nottinghamshire with more than 100 Covid cases ahead of first weekend in Tier 2 – Nottinghamshire Live

Lenton and University Park is the worst affected area of the city

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There are 29 areas across Nottinghamshire that have recorded more than 100 cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.
The figures, part of the City and County Councils’ weekly surveillance reports, show a sharp increase in cases in a number of areas, particularly in the city.
Places in the county such as Beeston and West Bridgford have been the worst affected on the outskirts of the city, while an outbreak in HMP Lowdham Grange could be behind the high numbers in this area.
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What the new three-tier lockdown rules mean for you – The Telegraph

The Prime Minister has set out the latest developments in the battle against the pandemic

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Community centres, libraries and recycling centres will close and places of worship will no longer be able to hold regular services, except for funerals and weddings.
Following the half-term holiday, primary schools and special schools will reopen, Mr Drakeford said.
During the fire break, people will be banned from meeting people outside of their household both indoors and outdoors with anyone they do not live with, with exceptions for those living alone.
They must stay at home, except for limited…

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South Korea deaths ‘not linked’ to flu vaccination drive – BBC News

Officials say the country’s vaccination drive continues and that several recent deaths are unrelated.

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South Korean authorities say the death of a 17-year old has no links to a flu vaccination he received shortly before.
There has been some alarm after a number of deaths following flu shots in the country. At least 32 people have died after getting the vaccine.
Health officials say there is no link to the state-run vaccinations programme, which will continue. So far, some 13m people have been vaccinated.
They are hoping to prevent a mass flu outbreak as the country battles Covid.
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Covid slump in medical charity donations ‘puts research at risk’ – The Guardian

Report calls for government to set up partnership to support sector facing up to £4bn loss

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A slump in donations to medical charities will result in potentially life-saving research being shelved unless the government steps in to support the organisations, a leading thinktank has said.
The closure of charity shops, suspension of fundraising events, such as the London to Brighton cycle ride, and wider economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic meant medical charities stood to lose more than £4bn between now and 2027, according to a report by the Institute for Public Policy Research…

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