Sunderland news LIVE: Coronavirus latest as most recent figures show that a further 14 deaths in England bring the total number of deaths for the UK up to 69

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Hello and welcome to our live blog where we will be bringing you the latest updates on coronavirus throughout the day.

Yesterday the Government introduced new measures in a bid to prevent the further spread of the illness.

We will keep you up to date with developments on the situation in the North East and across the country.

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