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Residents in Nottingham Covid hotspot say they ‘can’t keep living in fear’

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Many of the people living in and near areas that have the highest cases of Covid say that that they are just trying to get on with life. People are still taking precautions, however.

As of March 27, there were 80 cases of the virus in Sherwood Vale. The new variant, Deltacron, which has elements of both the Delta variant and the Omnicron variant was identified in the UK last month.

Many people have said now that it isn’t worrying them and that Covid is now something people are learning to live with. Some of the areas with the highest cases of Covid include: Sherwood Vale, Haydn Road, Mansfield Road and Woodthorpe.

Rowena Andrews, 57, a cleaner from Woodthorpe is still taking precautions. She said:“ Although I’m not worried about the high cases I still do take precautions.

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“Variants are going to come. With those who have Covid by law not having to isolate is probably a part of the problem. I still wear a mask when it’s crowded and I always carry sanitiser around me.”

Lee Peters, 41-years-old a supermarket worker who lives in Sherwood isn’t surprised about the high numbers. He said: “I’m not particularly concerned and I’m not surprised either, this is just something we’re all going to have to live with and so long as you’re safe and you use your common sense because there aren’t really rules anymore then you’ll be fine.”

On April 3rd 2022, there were 69,689 new cases on Covid in the UK. The government also announced more information on how to stay safe from the virus.

Alfred James, 67-years-old is retired from Sherwood, he said: “I haven’t caught the virus at all and I hope I don’t. I shall continue doing what I’ve been doing which is keeping safe. It’s a little worrying that in this area the numbers are high but we can’t keep living in fear.”

Dame Jenny Harries, Chief Executive of UKHSA, said: “As we learn to live with covid, we encourage people to keep following simple steps to help keep themselves and others safe.

“The pandemic is not over and how the virus will develop over time remains uncertain. Covid still poses a real risk to many of us, particularly with high case rates and hospitalisations. That is why it is sensible to wear a mask in crowded, enclosed spaces, keep indoor spaces ventilated and stay away from others if you have any symptoms of a respiratory illness.

Dame Jenny Harries also urges those who haven’t had their primary or booster vaccination, to do so.

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