UPDATED 3 April 14:44
New measures in place include:
Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes
Closing non-essential shops and community spaces
Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public
Newcastle City Council, in partnership with key organisations in the city as well as Public Health England, the NHS, and Government is ramping up preparations to manage the escalating situation. Resilience and continuity plans are being updated to ensure priority services are maintained to protect the most vulnerable people in the city as national measures to control the outbreak are stepped up and impact the way we all go about our daily lives.