Sheffield HOURS away from lockdown: LIVE updates as shops prepare to close their doors

Welcome to The Star’s live blog on Wednesday, November 4.

Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 4:03 pm

This will be updated with a round-up of the latest coronavirus news for Sheffield and South Yorkshire, as well as the biggest national news stories of the day.

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Coronavirus in Sheffield: LIVE

Last updated: Sunday, 08 November, 2020, 10:14

  • Sheffield coronavirus death toll rises as 16 more die in South Yorkshire
  • Pictures: Sheffield's 'poignant' Remembrance Sunday remembers fallen without parade
  • The full list of Sheffield city centre shops, takeaways and other services staying open during lockdown, including opening hours
  • All the new rule changes Meadowhall shoppers need to know during second lockdown
  • The TEN Sheffield takeaways fined thousands for breaching the coronavirus curfew
  • 10 of the most popular Sheffield homes that house hunters are loving on Zoopla during lockdown
  • Coronavirus cases in Sheffield pass 20,000, but Covid-19 infection rate continues to fall

As Sheffield goes into lockdown - we’re right by your side

As we go into lockdown, Sheffield is facing a month which will be very straightforward for the vast majority of us – we will be at home and The Star will be right by your side.

As Sheffield goes into lockdown - we're right by your side

As we go into lockdown, Sheffield is facing a month which will be very straightforward for the vast majority of us – we will be at home and The Star will be right by your side.

The TEN Sheffield takeaways fined thousands for breaching the coronavirus curfew

From serving customers through the back door to illegal lock-ins, these are the Sheffield businesses fined thousands for breaching a trading curfew designed to keep people safe and potentially save lives.

The TEN Sheffield takeaways fined thousands for breaching the coronavirus curfew

From serving customers through the back door to illegal lock-ins, these are the Sheffield businesses fined thousands for breaching a trading curfew designed to keep people safe and potentially save lives.

10 of the most popular Sheffield homes that house hunters are loving on Zoopla during lockdown

We are all steeling ourselves as we start the second UK lockdown to help combat coronavirus

10 of the most popular Sheffield homes that house hunters are loving on Zoopla during lockdown

We are all steeling ourselves as we start the second UK lockdown to help combat coronavirus.

14 things you said you would miss most about Sheffield if you moved away

There are many Sheffielders who live and work elsewhere in the UK or abroad, but we asked our readers what they would miss most about the city if they were to move away.

14 things you said you would miss most about Sheffield if you moved away

There are many Sheffielders who live and work elsewhere in the UK or abroad, but we asked our readers what they would miss most about the city if they were to move away.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has led a procession of senior political, military and diplomatic figures along with faith leaders into Whitehall and close to the Cenotaph.

Among the group were former prime ministers Sir John Major, Tony Blair, David Cameron and Theresa May.

Party leaders attending included Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.

The Queen and other members of the royal family have taken their places on balconies at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office building overlooking the Cenotaph.

The royal group watching the Remembrance Sunday service from the Government department included the Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Wessex and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

The Duke of York is not taking part in the event, having stepped down from official royal duties following fierce criticism after his Panorama interview about his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The Queen, Prince of Wales and other senior royals, including the Duke of Cambridge and Princess Royal, took their places before the two-minute silence was observed at 11am.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has responded to the Government amending a slide which showed there could be up to 4,000 deaths a day linked to coronavirus by next month.

Asked whether the Government is presenting “the scariest data” on Covid-19, Mr Raab said: “No, look, we showed models which show what could happen if certain scenarios play out.

“We corrected the slide you referred to and it was the wealth of scientific information that comes forward … we tried to be as transparent as possible.”

He added that “mistakes are made or facts have to be changed, but that is the point of transparency”.

On minks in Denmark, Mr Raab continued: “Although it is a precautionary step, I think it is the right step whilst we engage with all of the health experts around the world, with the Danish authorities, and be clear about what has happened in Denmark, in particular in relation to the minks.

Coronavirus cases in Sheffield pass 20,000, but Covid-19 infection rate continues to fall

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Sheffield since the pandemic began has passed 20,000.

Coronavirus cases in Sheffield pass 20,000, but Covid-19 infection rate continues to fall

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Sheffield since the pandemic began has passed 20,000.

The Government has said 413 more people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19.

It brings the UK total to 48,888.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths when Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 64,000 deaths involving coronavirus in the UK.

The Government said that, as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 24,957 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,171,441.

Two more Covid-19 deaths recorded in Doncaster as death toll rises again to 332

Two more Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in Doncaster, taking the town’s death toll to 332 since the start of the pandemic.

Two more Covid-19 deaths recorded in Doncaster as death toll rises again to 332

Two more Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in Doncaster, taking the town’s death toll to 332 since the start of the pandemic.

One person who tested positive for coronavirus died in Sheffield Hospitals and one in Rotherham hospitals on November 6 according to the latest NHS figures

A further 283 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 34,374.

Patients were aged between 39 and 100 years old. All except nine (aged 39-88) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from 14 May to 6 November 2020.

The Government has said 413 more people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19.

It brings the UK total to 48,888.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths when Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 64,000 deaths involving coronavirus in the UK.

The Government said that, as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 24,957 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,171,441.

Their families have been informed.

The number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 by region are as follows:

East of England - 16

London - 14

Midlands - 69  

North East & Yorkshire - 82

North West - 84        

South East - 8

South West - 10     

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