Coronavirus: The latest developments in Sussex (Wednesday, 15)

Here’s all the coronavirus related news that’s gone on in Sussex over the last 24 hours.

As of Wednesday (April, 15) at 7am the following figures are the known number of Covid-19 cases in each district:

Brighton and Hove: 218

East Sussex: 359

West Sussex: 459

Total: 1,036

Making it’s mark

Markings are being painted in ‘prominent locations’ across Sussex to remind people to keep to social distancing rules.

Adur and Worthing councils said yesterday (Tuesday, 14), that residents would soon be seeing bright yellow stencils of stick people with a two metre line next to them, to remind the public to adhere to the government advice during the coronavirus lockdown.

Brighton and Hove City Council are also painting similar illustrations.

PPE

The Sussex Resilience Forum and Brighton and Hove City Council continue to appeal for personal protective equipment (PPE) to help frontline workers in Sussex.


Fraudsters

Sussex Police have warned people against fraudsters, after three men claiming to be plain clothed officers took an on-the-spot fine from a person in Ditchling Road, Brighton, at around 11pm on Saturday (April, 11).

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service launch ‘Learning Zone

Firefighters have put together resources online to keep Key Stage 1 and 2 children occupied during the lockdown.

Council tax

The alliance of Lewes District councillors wanting a suspension of council tax was told by the minority Conservative group that they shouldn’t ask for it.

Lib Dem, Green, Labour and independent members called for a three month government freeze on the charge; but the Tory group said only taxpayers who need help during the coronavirus crisis should get it.

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