Coronavirus LIVE: latest news on the disease as third person dies in Sheffield

The UK coronavirus death toll has jumped to 281 in just 24 hours including one at a Sheffield Hospital.

Monday, 23rd March 2020, 7:12 pm

As of March 22, there are 82 positive cases of coronavirus in Sheffield. In Doncaster there are seven.

Derbyshire has 75 cases and there are 60 confirmed in Nottinghamshire.

The number of cases in the UK stands at 5,683.

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The number of people with coronavirus in the UK now stands at 5,683.

Police have vowed to check that pubs and cafes are following the government’s instruction to close down in a bid to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Coronavirus LIVE: latest news on the disease as third person dies in Sheffield

Last updated: Monday, 23 March, 2020, 15:46

  • 82 positive cases of coronavirus in Sheffield. In Doncaster there are seven, in Rotherham nine and in Barnsley there are 10.
  • Derbyshire has 75 cases and there are 60 confirmed in Nottinghamshire.
  • Police to visit pubs to check they are closed during coronavirus outbreak.
  • Plea for parents to stop young people congregating.
  • Government threaten 'mutiny' if lockdown is not imposed.

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Boris Johnson faces "full scale mutiny" over "lockdown" row

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a "full scale mutiny" from his cabinet if he does not enforce a lockdown of London and restrict all but essential travel.

Cabinet ministers and aides have called for a French or Italian style lockdown to be put in place within the next 24 hours.

And Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that "nothing is off the table" when it comes to how the Government will seek to tackle the spread of Coronavirus, adding that police could be used to enforce official government advice.

This comes amid growing concern that the public are not following instructions for "social distancing".

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