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Friday 29th May 2020:

Norfolk Cases - 13 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Norfolk yesterday, bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the disease in the county to 2,148. Thankfully though, no deaths from the Coronavirus were reported at any of Norfolk’s hospitals yesterday.

Weddings Risk Assesments - Couples who were about to tie the knot before lockdown will hopefully be able start looking forward to their special day soon. Caroline Clarke, the Head of Registration and Coroners at Norfolk County Council, said that the council has begun carrying out risk assessments of how weddings could resume. They’re just waiting to hear from the government when they can restart, albeit on a small scale to start with.

Unlicensed Restaurant - Evidence has come to light that a residential property in Norwich has in fact been operating as a Japanese restaurant - without a licence. A reporter from the Norwich Evening News managed to order two meals, with drinks, from the owners, which was collected from the back of the house. The clandestine restaurant offered takeaway food but also an option to dine in, which is definatly against current social distancing measures.

Jarrold Reopening - Norwich’s iconic department store, Jarrold, has announced a reopening date. Chief Executive Minnie Moll has said the store will open its doors to the public again on 15th June, with safety measures in place. There’ll be reduced hours to start with, from 10 to 3 – and takeaway drinks and food will be available from the café and deli.

Lockdown Poetry - Four friends in self-isolation in Norwich have written a poetry book that aims to offer a positive spin on lockdown. The collection of poems, called ‘The Lighter Side of the Lockdown’, costs £5, £3 of which is donated to the intensive care unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. There are poems in there about NHS workers, Captain Sir Tom Moore and a few silly ones as well – you can order a copy on allthingsnorfolk.com.

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