Wednesday, 21 October 2020

‘Obey virus rules’ plea

THE leader of Wokingham Borough Council has praised residents for following the coronavirus safety guidelines.

John Halsall was speaking at a meeting of Wargrave Parish Council, where he asked members to support efforts to curb the spread of covid-19.

There have been 800 cases in Wokingham borough since March and 93 confirmed deaths within 28 days of a positive test.

Councillor Halsall said the virus was likely to remain for the short to medium term. “It is a long and present danger,” he said. “That is going to change a lot of things.

“Fortunately, we do have an intelligent population that is following the rules — by and large — and we have excellent GPs. 

“We now have a very low rate of covid infections in the borough and virtually no deaths.

“I don’t think we have had a death in the borough for seven weeks, so we start from a very good position, but it is going to get worse and all I can ask you to do as a parish council is to help keep everyone safe and to discourage assemblies of more than six.”

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