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NEWS ROUNDUP: Latest Covid figures & a new Amazon warehouse is coming to Gateshead

 

The latest Coronavirus figures for the North East and Amazon announce a new warehouse is coming to Gateshead.

On Tuesday 110 cases of coronavirus were reported in the North East. Newcastle and Durham reported the highest number of new infections with 17 each. Hartlepool reported the fewest with 3.

Amazon in Gateshead
 
Amazon have confirmed plans to establish a new warehouse in Gateshead. The site at Follingsby Max industrial estate could create up to 1,000 full and part time jobs. The corporate giant made headlines recently after being accused of aggressively pressuring employees not to unionise over in the states. Amazon denies these claims.
 
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Gym owners across the North East have welcomed people back onto site following the easing of lockdown restrictions. Co-owner of Pioneer Performance Matthew Walker said he was thrilled to be getting his gym back up and running again. Strict hygiene measures and social distancing are in place7 to make sure people can work out safely.


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