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Leicester lockdown - restrictions extended

Leicester lockdown – restrictions extended

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Leicester lockdown – restrictions extended for a further two weeks

Pubs and restaurants in Leicester to stay closed for two more weeks. This is due to a surge in coronavirus cases, the city’s mayor said.

Speaking in the House of Commons Monday evening, Matt Hancock said: “We recommend to people in Leicester, stay at home as much as you can, and we recommend against all but essential travel to, from and within Leicester.”

The prime minister said Public Health England and local authorities had the power to bring in a local lockdown.

Up to 2,987 positive cases reported in Leicester since the pandemic began.  866 of those – 29% – reported in the two weeks to 23 June.

Coronavirus restrictions across England eased from 4 July.  Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and hotels allowed to reopen.


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