Main Stories, News / 26/09/2020 Anti-mask protesters seen demonstrating in Norwich city centre

A group of protesters gathered in the Haymarket area of Norwich thursday the 24th of September, demonstrating against the compulsory wearing of masks. Approximately 60 people formed a large group carrying signs with slogans such as “Freedom over Fear” and displaying statistics comparing weekly deaths from other causes to those from Covid-19. There was also...

Main Stories, News / 22/09/2020 UEA to offer voluntary testing to all students and provide facemasks

UEA has announced coronavirus testing will be made available to all staff and students working on campus from the beginning of the new semester. Any individuals will be encouraged to sign up for the scheme in the early weeks of the academic year, although testing will not be compulsory for anyone at this stage. Those...

Main Stories, News / 22/09/2020 UK Government Outlines new COVID-19 Guidelines

Speaking in parliament today, the Prime Minister set out a number of changes to coronavirus restrictions across the country. The news follows an increase from COVID alert level 3 to 4 yesterday, which reflects an increase in cases and infection rate. Pubs and restaurants will now be required to close by 10pm, and staff will...

News / 22/09/2020 UK government plan to deport almost 1000 migrants in midst of European crisis

UK ministers have identified almost 1000 channel migrants for deportation. The news comes in the midst of a surge in the number of migrants attempting to reach the UK via the English Channel. Immigration minister Chris Philp announced Home Office plans to deport nearly 1000 migrants accused of arriving illegally into the UK. He said...

News / 22/09/2020 Police shutdown illegal rave in Thetford Forest

An illegal rave was broken up by over 100 police officers in Thetford Forest. Footage of the event, that was released by Norfolk Constabulary on Tuesday, revealed that at least 500 people attended the rave that took place at Lynford over the bank holiday weekend. The police have stated that this was “a well-established and...

News / 22/09/2020 Only half of Banham Poultry outbreak cases used track and trace methods

Norfolk County Council has launched its own test and trace programme after backlash against the national system in the wake of the Banham Poultry outbreak. Coronavirus spread through the Attleborough-based meat factory from the 21st August, with statistics reporting 104 positive tests from a total 769 returned results. Initially, Dr Louise Smith, Norfolk CC’s director...

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