NEWS ROUNDUP: Indian Coronavirus variant found on Tyneside
- The Indian varient of Covid-19 has been identified in two areas on Tyneside. Recent customers of Allard's Lounge in Tynemouth are being urged to take a Coronavirus test after a case was linked to the bar. The varient was also identified elsewhere in Newcastle. Director of public health Wendy Burke has said there's “no evidence” the variant causes “any more serious illness than other types of the virus”.
- A duty-free area is set to return to Teesside Airport as one of the final pieces of the puzzle in their multi-million pound renovation. It's been eight years since duty-free was last here. Check in desks, security, food and drink outlets have also all been revamped. It comes shortly after a new Ryanair route to Corfu was recently announced.
- And a Ladies group on Teesside have joined forces, thread in hand, to produce a giant covid quilt. Each handmade patch reflects a different lock down journey. The project will be on display in the Bowes museum later this year.
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