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UK records a further 6,042 infections

by LLB Reporter
26th Sep 20 4:18 pm

In the last 24-hours the UK has recorded a further 6,042 confirmed coronavirus cases, down from Friday which saw 6,874.

Overall infections across the UK now stands at 429,277.

Across the UK around 17m people, or a quarter of the population are under extra lockdown restrictions.

In parts of the UK there are bans on people mixing with other households which came into effect from midnight in Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds.

Tight coronavirus measures are already in force across large swathes of north-west England, West Yorkshire, the North East and the Midlands, and parts of west Scotland.

The Welsh government has confirmed that from 6pm on Sunday Wales two largest cities Cardiff and Swansea will into a local lockdown, as well as the town of Llanelli affecting around 1.5m people.

The Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething said on Friday, that no-one will be allowed to enter of leave the areas, unless they have a reasonable excuse.

The Health Minister said that people must work from home where they can.

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