Leicester could be set for localised lockdown following surge in cases

Two people taking a selfie outside the King Power Stadium in Leicester

Matt Hancock has been looking into the legal reality of a local shutdown following 658 new cases being recorded in the Leicester area over the 2 weeks up to 16 June.

Sir Peter told the Today programme the city could "remain restricted for two weeks longer than the rest of the country".

The increases were linked to fresh outbreaks at food production plants and reports of large gatherings outside takeaway restaurants.

The city of Leicester, in the centre of Great Britain, the risk of the imposition of restrictive measures due to an upsurge in local the case of a new coronavirus, said the minister of the Interior in britain on Sunday 28 June 2020, a few days before a major milestone in the déconfinement in England. "We have seen flare-ups across the country already, just in the last three or four weeks in particular".

While speaking to Andrew Marr on the BBC, Ms Patel said contacts Health Secretary Matt Hancock about a potential lockdown on a local level and said "extra support" would be provided to the afflicted area.

"With local flare-ups it is right we have a localised solution in terms of infection control, social distancing, testing and numerous tools actually within the Public Health England space which will come together to control the virus, to stop the spread so obviously we can get on top of the infection".


Boris Johnson's government is set to ease lockdown restrictions from July 4 - despite fears of a second wave of infections - by opening pubs, restaurants and hairdressers among others across England.

In the last few days, Britain has seen tens of thousands of people ignore social distancing rules and flood to beaches, hold street parties as well as Liverpool fans crowd the city after their football club won the Premier League.

"I don't think at the moment we're seeing a single cause or single smoking gun on this, so we really need to try to dig down and find out what is going on and it's likely to be a combination of factors".

"While Public Health England is continuing to assess and advise on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on ethnic groups, I want to make sure that the NHS is doing everything we can to reach out, reassure and support those pregnant women and new mums most at risk", said Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, the Chief Midwifery Officer for England.

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