VIRUS: DEATHS, SWELL WARNING, RE-OPENINGS..

One hundred and fifty eight people have died of Corona Virus in Cornwall, with no deaths for the last two days (18th – 20th of May)

Sixty people died in Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust hospitals and 26 in Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust establishments.

Seventy-two people have died either at home or in care homes.

The youngest fatality was 47 and the oldest one hundred years of age.

Seven out of the 158 struck down were believed to be perfectly healthy.

In other coronavirus news:

  • Environment Secretary and Camborne & Redruth MP George Eustice says he wants pubs back open by July
  • Cops exercised restraint after a resident called to complain that people on Freshwater Estate Penzance were breaking lockdown rules – the officers found there were in fact no distancing breaches, just people meeting and enoying the sun.
  • Tourists have returned to beaches in the hot sun but are staying in groups: webcam shots, at what is often Cornwall’s busiest beach, show folk further apart than usual (There were no incidents over a much-hyped chaotic weekend.)
  • Most tips re-opened on Tuesday with none of the chaos, angry crowds or social distancing incidents trade bodies expressed fears of when they were claiming they couldn’t open up

    Deviock Parish Council can’t deal with tourists yet

  • Some small parishes have asked visitors to stay away on social media: for instance, Deviock Council near Torpoint have written an open letter to tourists explaining that public loos were shut and the parish couldn’t deal with visitors yet. The post explains: “From today the village stores in Downderry will only be serving customers who are registered with the local GP surgery. “This is to deter visitors and safeguard this vital service. We do hope everyone understands, and we all look forward to welcoming visitors when this is over.”
  • Cornish Leisure Centres will not re-open until July
  • There’s a big swell forecast for Friday, on a spring tide – and still no lifeguards on Cornish beaches. The RNLI’s Steve Instance said: “This swell forecast is very worrying for north coast of Devon and Cornwall. “A normal morning surf will build to over 15 feet in a couple of hours. Keep out of the water on Friday afternoon please.”

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