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Coronavirus: Bedford closes play areas over contamination fears

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A council has closed children's play areas in a town in a bid to cut the spread of coronavirus.

Bedford Council said it had "reluctantly" taken the decision on public health grounds.

The council tweeted: "Surfaces such as in children's play areas present a significant risk to the spread of coronavirus."

A spokesman for the council said signs would be going up across the borough to make people aware of the closures.

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