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COVID-19 CRISIS Early in 2020, reports appeared in the British media of a cluster of viral pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China. On 30 January, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, and on 11 March recognised the spread of COVID-19 as a pandemic. By 18 March all countries within Europe, by then considered to be the active centre of the pandemic, had confirmed cases and more than 250 million people were in lockdown. In the UK, schools, restaurants, pubs, indoor entertainment venues and leisure centres were shut on 20 March. Three days later the government announced a lockdown of the whole population. COVID-19 has affected everyone - sometimes in small ways, sometimes in tragic. We have quickly come to learn the importance of social distancing, self isolating and shielding and we have all done our best to 'Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives'. Wonersh is, of course, no exception to the lockdown regime, and the following slides give a flavour of the impact of that on our Village.
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