THE rate of Covid-19 infections has hit 344 people in Redditch – prompting Council Leader Matt Dormer to make a personal appeal to borough residents tonight, Monday, November 16.
Speaking via twitter, Councillor Dormer said what was particularly alarming was that the infection rate among the 60s plus age group had now reached 222 people.
He said: “The over 60s are a category of more vulnerable people that are going to require extensive hospital care and treatment should they catch Covid.
“We need to protect these people, we need to protect our grannies, our parents, our loved ones. We have to make sure that they are safe.”
And he urged people to stick to the lockdown rules meaning fewer trips to the shops, fewer journeys out and only leaving the house when it was absolutely essential, for work, school, a weekly shop or for exercise.
He also urged residents to ensure they carried out simple hygiene measures, like regularly washing their hands – a proven means of reducing infections – and wearing a mask, if not exempt – when visiting shops.
He also asked that people keep to the two metre rule – “we have to give each other a lot more space than we are,” he said.
He finished by saying: “We need to start looking out for each other…..we have got to stay safe – I know we can all do this – let’s pull together for Redditch.”
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