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.”