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Supermarkets across the UK are introducing robust measures to help keep staff and customers safe amid lockdown conditions across the UK.

A Norwich-based ice cream firm which has been running for more than 35 years has made the “heartbreaking” decision to close down its factory – and is “uncertain” that it will reopen in the future.

Clips of everyone’s favourite fictional Norwich DJ will be used by the BBC as part of an initiative to encourage people to stay at home during the lockdown.

The number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus in Norfolk has risen to 45.

“We all have a responsibility to pull together in the same direction.”

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK now stands at more than 9,500, after another 1,452 people were diagnosed.

The prime minister has said the government is “massively ramping up” testing for coronavirus and hopes that “very soon” 250,000 tests will be carried out each day.

More than 650,000 people have now signed up to

As worry and concern creep into communities amid uncertainty surrounding the spread of the coronavirus, it has become more apparent than ever that the people of Norfolk and Waveney are capable of great selflessness and humanity.

There were queues outside Norfolk supermarkets before 6am this morning as the major chains look to stamp down on panic-buying amid the coronavirus crisis.

A Roman brooch and Anglo-Saxon saddle mounts were among the ancient artefacts stolen in a Norwich burglary.

Dozens of schools across Norfolk are closed or partially closed today ahead of the government’s decision to close all schools from Friday afternoon.

More than a dozen high-profile figures and organisations in Norfolk have come out in support of the Eastern Daily Press’ Here to Help campaign, aiming to highlight the amazing things that people are doing to help others in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

The number of people who have been diagnosed with the coronavirus stands at more than 2,600 after an increase of 676 in the last 24 hours – the biggest overnight jump so far.

This is a worrying time. A lot of people will be thinking of their elderly friends and relatives and working out how to stay in good health in the face of the new coronavirus.

A popular pub in a Norfolk town has announced that it has closed temporarily, saying that it would be “absolutely wrong” to jeopardise the safety of its customers.

A major supermarket chain has announced that all items will be rationed in an attempt to prevent panic-buying in its stores.

All McDonalds restaurants in Norfolk and across the rest of the UK and Ireland will become takeaways, drive-thrus and delivery operations as the company attempts to cope with the coronavirus outbreak.

Tesco is set to reduce the hours for hundreds of stores from Tuesday night as it copes with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Hospitals have been told to cancel non-urgent surgery and free up beds as they prepare for large numbers of Covid-19 patients.

The government has announced a £330bn support package to help businesses to cope with the coronavirus crisis.

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