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A further eight people, who tested positive for coronavirus, have died at hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex as the number of cases in the region continues to rise.

The people of Cobbold Street in Ipswich have been hosting daily “tea parties” in their front gardens in a bid to boost spirits during the coronavirus lockdown.

NHS England’s national medical director says now is not the time to “take our foot off the pedal” after claiming the number of new coronavirus cases show signs of a plateau.


They were dancing in the streets of Ipswich this weekend, bringing a bit of positivity to those stuck indoors self-isolating due to coronavirus.

A school in Ipswich is giving students daily online yoga and zumba classes during the coronavirus lockdown - to keep youngsters “fit in mind and body during this most testing of times”.


More than 4,000 people in the UK have now died in hospital as a result of the coronavirus.

High-risk rough sleepers are to be taken off the streets of Ipswich during the coronavirus crisis – after £150,000 was made available to put them up in hotel rooms.

Yesterday, 14:56

A total of 14 coronavirus deaths have been confirmed at Ipswich Hospital – after an administrative error meant they were not reported over three weeks.

Yesterday, 12:37

The impact of the coronavirus lockdown on the numbers of people heading into Ipswich town centre has been outlined in new figures.


Find all of the bank holiday opening times for pharmacies and chemists in Suffolk and Essex here.

Yesterday, 20:49

More younger people are falling severely ill with coronavirus despite having no underlying health issues, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

Yesterday, 18:50

Through meals, aid supplies and medical equipment, Suffolk businesses have again been continuing to support key workers and those in need during the coronavirus crisis.

Yesterday, 18:30

Some Suffolk firms are remaining open during the coronavirus lockdown, sparking fears from staff about spreading Covid-19.

Yesterday, 15:25

The Queen is to give a televised address to the nation over the coronavirus outbreak - only the fourth time she has spoken to the country during a crisis in her 68-year reign.

Yesterday, 14:33

More that 650 people have died in the UK from coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

Hotels in Suffolk have offered to provide NHS beds and “open up as hospitals” if wards find themselves swamped with coronavirus patients.

Yesterday, 17:49

A company boss who has seen the main part of her business plunge by 90% due to the coronavirus crisis is volunteering her skills to help healthworkers keep safe.

Yesterday, 12:04

Nearly 200 workers have had their redundancies brought forward at a Suffolk factory to reduce coronavirus exposure, it has emerged.

Yesterday, 07:30

A university admissions chief has offered some reassurance to A-level students concerned about losing out on skills due to school closures and exam cancellations.

Yesterday, 05:30

Doctors’ surgeries across the area will be staying open during the Easter break because of the coronavirus crisis.

Thu, 21:36

Across Suffolk people came out onto their streets at 8pm as part of the second #ClapForCarers night to pay their respects to NHS staff and other key workers who are saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

Thu, 19:30

As the whole country comes together to clap for the NHS and keyworkers tonight, staff at the EADT and Ipswich Star have shown their support for those battling the virus on the frontline in a new video.

Thu, 19:00

Since the government implemented more stringent guidelines for self-isolation in response the coronavirus outbreak, many of Suffolk’s busiest town centres have virtually shut down.

Thu, 18:04

More than 2,000 people in the East of England have coronavirus as figures for the area increase by nearly 400 in the latest government update – Suffolk has 32 new cases.

Thu, 17:03

The electricity company supplying power to Suffolk and Essex has assured its customers power will remain reliable during the coronavirus pandemic.

Thu, 16:30

Ipswich School has made more than 150 visors for local healthcare workers – and said it is prepared to make more for those in need.

Thu, 16:24

Protective equipment shielding Suffolk’s frontline nurses from coronavirus is arriving daily – but there is not enough to build up stock, union leaders have warned.

Thu, 14:18

New Government figures have shown another record increase in the number of people dying from coronavirus, bringing the total to almost 3000.

Thu, 13:27

A generous landlord is considering offering free accommodation to frontline NHS workers fighting coronavirus - so they can stay away from vulnerable family members who might otherwise be at risk of infection.

Thu, 10:46

Families across Suffolk will be joining in a second Clap for Our Carers at 8pm tonight, after an overwhelming response to last week’s event.

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