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COVID-19 still exists says North Yorkshire health boss

COVID-19 still exists says North Yorkshire health boss

Published by Karen Liu at 12:01pm 3rd July 2020.

North Yorkshire health chief warns of continued COVID-19 fears

  • North Yorkshire's Director of Public Health says we need to be careful to avoid a rise in coronavirus cases in the county.
  • Doctor Lincoln Sargeant has been speaking ahead of some pubs - bars - and restaurants re-opening tomorrow.
  • He says we should take care not to undo the good work we've done already in getting the virus under control - and remember it IS still in the community.

North Yorkshire's Director of Public Health says we need to be careful to avoid a rise in coronavirus cases in the county.

Doctor Lincoln Sargeant has been speaking ahead of some pubs, bars and restaurants re-opening tomorrow.

He said:

"Any cases could potentially seed new infections within the county. 

The message is two metres is safer than one metre, particularly if you are indoors. If you are indoors and you can't socially distance, then face coverings are needed.

We shouldn't squander that advantage that we've gained so we shouldn't then act as if Covid does not exist because it's still in our communities, it still has the potential to regain a foothold and we have to do everything we can knowing what we know now to keep it at bay."

Doctor Sargeant's been speaking to reporter Jon Burke from Stray FM's sister station Yorkshire Coast Radio: