Coronavirus LIVE: Updates across Sheffield as UK enters first day of full lockdown

Last night (March 23) Boris Johnson announced that UK was being placed into lockdown in an effort to limit the spread of COVID -19.

Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 8:46 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 8:47 am

People must not leave their homes except for a very limited few reasons, even if they do not have any coronavirus symptoms or do not live with anybody who does.

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There are currently (March 24) 106 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Sheffield, with three people having died in the city after testing positive.

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NHS nurses speak to the media as they wait for the next patient at a drive through Coronavirus testing site. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Coronavirus LIVE: updates on the disease in Sheffield as the UK goes into full lockdown

Last updated: Tuesday, 24 March, 2020, 14:07

  • UK under full lockdown with people only able to leave the house for work, essential shopping, medical reasons and one period of exercise per day.
  • Police powers to enforce these rules, with fines for those who break them.
  • Current number of cases in Sheffield is 106. Three have died in the city.

Sheffield has more cases than both Leeds and Manchester

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Prime Minister faces calls for more clarity on lockdown rules

South Yorkshire Police has already been "inundated" with calls from people asking what they are allowed to do.

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Recap: These are the reasons you are still allowed to leave your house

As long as you have no symptoms, and do not live with anybody who does, this is what you can do:

The latest on the number of confirmed cases in Sheffield

 There are now 106 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Sheffield – the highest in Yorkshire – according to the latest NHS statistics.

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