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Nottinghamshire expected to enter tier 3 restrictions on Friday

The whole of Nottinghamshire is expected to enter England’s strictest coronavirus restrictions by the end of the week.

It is understood that pubs, bars and other venues will be forced to close across the East Midlands county from Friday.

It had been expected that only the city of Nottingham and three other council areas would enter tier 3 this week but rising infection rates mean this has been expanded to the whole of Nottinghamshire, a region of more than 828,000 people.

It means that more than 8.2 million people in England – or one in seven people – will be living under the country’s tightest restrictions by the end of the week.

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