Zero coronavirus deaths in Yorkshire according to latest figures

There have been no coronavirus deaths in Yorkshire announced in the latest figures.

Monday, 7th September 2020, 4:23 pm
Updated Monday, 7th September 2020, 4:24 pm

Four people died after testing positive for Covid-19 in the north-west of England, according to NHS England.

The total number of coronavirus deaths in Yorkshire hospitals remains at 2,921.

In Leeds, the figure remains at 339.

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Testing for coronavirus (photo: Ben Birchall / PA Wire).

It comes as Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said England is to start applying a regional approach to its quarantine policy for international arrivals.

From 4am on Wednesday arrivals from seven Greek islands will need to self-isolate for 14 days, but mainland Greece will maintain its coronavirus quarantine-exemption.

The decision brings England into line with Wales, which recently removed seven Greek islands from its quarantine-free list.

Mr Shapps said: “Our top priority has always been to keep domestic infection rates down, and today we’re taking the next step in our approach.

“Through the use of enhanced data we will now be able to pinpoint risk in some of the most popular islands, providing increased flexibility to add or remove them – distinct from the mainland – as infection rates change.

“This development will help boost the UK’s travel industry while continuing to maintain maximum protection to public health, keeping the travelling public safe.”

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