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‘It’s in our hands’: Notts health boss calls on local people to ‘act now’ and stop spread of coronavirus in Gedling borough

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Nottinghamshire’s top public health official has called on the people of Gedling borough to ‘act now’ and stop the spread of coronavirus instead of waiting for Government measures.

The county’s director of public health, Jonathan Gribbin made the plea after it was put to him by Gedling Eye that residents were still in the dark about whether further restrictions would be enforced within the borough.

“I don’t want the people of Gedling to wait around for what the Government has to say, they need to take action now – it’s in our hands,'” he said.

PICTURED: Jonathan Gribbin

“The infection rate in Gedling borough is 148 per 100,000. That’s high and it’s going up and without taking measures now then we can expect rates to raise even higher.”

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Mr Gribbin said he didn’t know for sure what restrictions could be put in place across the borough but asked people to avoid mixing households as soon as possible.

He said: I can’t speculate on the Government’s planned measures, but I would like to re-emphasise that people should remain in social bubbles and not mix in homes with people from other households.”

The Government is expected to place Notts into some form of local lockdown next week, with an announcement being expected on Monday.

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