Coronavirus in Leeds: Live updates as city's death toll rises to five

Welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post's coronavirus live blog.

By Abbey Maclure
Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 6:34 am
Updated Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 6:36 am
Live updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Leeds on Wednesday, March 25
Live updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Leeds on Wednesday, March 25

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Coronavirus in Leeds: Live updates as city's death toll rises to five

Last updated: Wednesday, 25 March, 2020, 21:24

  • Four new coronavirus deaths in Leeds, bringing total to five
  • Hospital visiting times suspended
  • People urged NOT to use buses or trains
  • 42 people in Leeds test positive for virus, 8,077 cases in UK
  • Government calls for 250,000 volunteers to help NHS

Council key workers abused while doing their job

Key workers carrying out 'essential' work in Leeds have been abused and sworn at while doing their job, it has been revealed.

Camila Cabello postpones Leeds Arena tour

Singer Camila Cabello has postponed her upcoming tour due to the coronavirus outbreak

She was scheduled to play at Leeds Arena on June 2.

She wrote on Instagram: “With all the news constantly coming out and so much that is really unknown, we’re also taking extreme precautions to protect ourselves, our team, our dancers, our band, our crew and ultimately you guys.

“I’m truly heartbroken to say that we’ve decided we need to postpone the tour… we can’t start rehearsals without putting people at risk and with so much up in the air with no real and definitive end in sight, I feel this is the responsible thing to do.

“I promise I’ll see you and cuddle your faces off when it’s safe and this all passes.”

Six-month MOT exemption announced for all drivers

First Bus planning reduced timetable for key workers

Off licenses added to list of shops allowed to stay open

Off-licences have been added to the Government's list of businesses essential to keep the country running during the coronavirus crisis.

With pubs and bars ordered to close to stem the spread of Covid-19, off-licences were added to the list of shops allowed to stay open on Wednesday.

BREAKING: Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus and is displaying mild symptoms "but otherwise remains in good health", Clarence House has said.

Free online dance classes in Leeds

Litter bins taped over as Leeds Council bans used

Litter bins in Leeds have been covered and taped over as the council bans their use.

Leeds Council will not be collecting public litter bins and has told the public not to use them.

Green and black bins will, at the moment, be collected as usual.

Bins taped over

Library books will be automatically renewed

The Leeds mum has to self-isolate after being diagnosed with coronavirus

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