Downing Street sign. Picture: Pixabay.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said March 8 is the earliest date ministers hope to start re-opening schools.

His address in the House of Commons on Wednesday, came after it was announced the UK recorded 100,000 coronavirus deaths earlier this week.

However, there was some light this week with COVID-19 infection rates falling for West Norfolk.

For the seven days up to Tuesday, the number of positive cases was 591, down by 40 (a six per cent decrease), and a rolling rate of 392.