Eight new COVID-19 cases as lockdown enters week 20

There have been eight new cases but no deaths in Greater Lincolnshire over the weekend as the UK enters the 20th week of coronavirus restrictions.

NHS figures showed no new deaths across the region’s hospitals, while the government’s postcode data also showed no additional deaths of residents.

However, the data showed another seven confirmed cases in Lincolnshire and one further one in North Lincolnshire.

Nationally, the number of cases increased to 304,695 while the death toll rose to 46,201.

Monday, August 3 is also the start date of the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme which allows people to get 50% off meals and non-alcoholic drinks, up to £10 a head, when they dine in, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, until the end of the month.

A list of confirmed businesses carrying out the scheme is available here.

However, the weekend also saw bad news for businesses including bowling alleys, skating rinks and casinos as Prime Minister Boris Johnson postponed the easing of further restrictions on Friday.

Mr Johnson also used a press briefing to urge people to wear face coverings in more venues such as museums, galleries, cinemas and places of worship.

The measures were in response to increases in cases in the north of England, including a tightening of restrictions in Greater Manchester.

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