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The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase in the last 24 hours;

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council has thanked local people for staying home at the weekend despite the arrival of warmer weather;

...and SABIC has apologised for any disturbance caused to residents by flaring which has taken place in recent days on the Olefins 6 plant at Wilton International Site at Redcar.

 

The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase in the last 24 hours.

According to the latest figures published yesterday by Public Health England, there are currently 100 confirmed cases in Redcar and Cleveland, out of a local population of just under 137,000 people.

That's up from 84 cases on Friday.

There are currently 151 cases confirmed in Middlesbrough, a figure which has again risen sharply, up from 126 yesterday.

 

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council has thanked local people for staying home at the weekend despite the arrival of warmer weather.

Most residents resisted temptation and avoided the borough’s beauty spots, such as the beaches and countryside areas, as the coronavirus outbreak continues.

No fines were issued by Cleveland Police in the borough demonstrating that an overwhelming number of residents adhered to the Government’s rules to stay at home and to avoid unnecessary travel.

Last week, the council closed its car parks near the beaches and at popular countryside areas, such as Guisborough Forest and Walkway and Flatts Lane Country Park, to discourage people from making such journeys.

The council also issued a plea to the public ahead of the warmer weather asking them not to flock to the borough’s beauty spots.

 

SABIC has apologised for any disturbance caused to residents by flaring which has taken place in recent days on the Olefins 6 plant at Wilton International Site at Redcar.

The flaring, which started from lunchtime on Sunday, is due to a plant upset that has now been resolved.

SABIC say that their operations team is now focused on returning the Olefins 6 plant safely to normal operation but it is anticipated that flaring will continue into this morning.

Flaring is an essential part of the site safety system, which is only used when absolutely necessary.

In a statement SABIC thanked local people for their patience, and said that they are committed to ensuring that their operation rund safely and with minimal impact on the community and the environment.


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