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Coronavirus in Hertfordshire recap: Queen speaks to nation

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    A critical incident at Watford General Hospital hospital has been stood down.
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  • West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the hospital announced yesterday that its A&E department in Watford was closed to new patients because of an "technical issue with its oxygen equipment".
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  • But the hospital is operating as normal again following after the trust put out a statement saying that issues "have been resolved"
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  • Across Hertfordshire 692 people have tested positive for Covid-19.
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  • This weekend people are being urged to stay at home despite the warm weather, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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  • However, both the Aquadrome and Cassiobury Park car parks have been closed after people were spotted ignoring Government guidance yesterday.
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  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said sunbathing in public spaces is against the coronavirus social distancing rules, as he warned those flouting the advice that they were putting people's lives at risk.
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  • Dr Rinesh Parmar, of the Doctors' Association, told the Sophy Ridge On Sunday show that there are still major issues with personal protective equipment (PPE).
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  • NHS staff are having to reuse eye masks, he said, adding that some nurses doing high-risk procedures are "having to hold their breath".
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