UK government considers lockdown in city of Leicester

UK government considers lockdown in city of Leicester

According to the Home Secretary Priti Patel, The British government is considering a local lockdown in Leicester following a spike in coronavirus cases in the city.

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the media that it has been has been examining the legislation required for imposing a lockdown in the East Midlands city after 658 cases — 25 percent of total cases at the time — were registered in the two weeks before 16 June.

“With local flare-ups, it is right we have a local solution,” Patel said.

But Leicester Mayor Peter Soulsby said on Sunday that testing data was still being analyzed and there is “no immediate prospect” of a lockdown.

Soulsby said he hoped that “early next week we will know whether we have a problem and if we have, where it is.”

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