One new coronavirus case in Milton Keynes today as UK daily cases exceeds 800 for second day running

    One new coronavirus cases has been reported in Milton Keynes today, bringing the total number of positive tests in our city to 877.

    It comes as nationally there were an additional 880 cases of coronavirus reported - up from 846 cases reported yesterday.

    The news come as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a delay in the easing of lockdown restrictions across England from tomorrow.

    Mr Johnson said this morning that the decision to "squeeze that brake pedal" on changes had been taken due to coronavirus infection numbers "creeping up" and "in order to keep the virus under control".

    Council Leader Peter Marland released his weekly video update earlier and he said that the infection rate in the general population in Milton Keynes is low and the infection rate in care homes and hospitals is very low.

    However, residents are being told to remain vigilant and he also had an important message to anyone planning to visit Bedford, Luton or Northampton from Milton Keynes.

    Mr Marland said: "I am advising that if you do need to make trips to those areas, consider if they are avoidable."

    "If you have to travel, please be extra cautious and follow all social distancing measures that are in place there."

    "Stay strictly two metres apart from others, wash your hands on a regular basis and avoid spending time indoors with those outside your social bubble - and wear a mask if you do."

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