As the first anniversary of lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic arrives, we take a look back at the first few weeks of Covid-19 in Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford.

One year of Covid in Wakefield: 11 pictures showing the first few weeks of the coronavirus pandemic in West Yorkshire

As the first anniversary of lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic arrives, we take a look back at the first few weeks of Covid-19 in Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 6:44 pm

Since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in Wakefield on March 11, 2020, life in the district has changed in many ways. More than 23,700 people have since tested positive for the virus. While phrases such as "social distancing" and "self-isolation" might roll naturally of the tongue today, it can be easy to forget how much life has changed in the last 12 months. These are a few of the defining moments of the first few weeks of Covid-19 in Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford.

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