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Lockdown reimposed in British city of Leicester

Lockdown reimposed in British city of Leicester

Jun 30, 2020

Leicester (UK), June 30: The British government has reinstated lockdown measures in Leicester due to a rising number of coronavirus infections.
The central English city has reported 135 cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days, a rate considerably higher than in other cities in Britain.
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Monday that due to Leicester's growing outbreak, he cannot recommend that the easing of the national lockdown happens there.
He said non-essential retail outlets, such as those that don't sell food or medicine, will be closed from Tuesday. Schools will shut their doors from Thursday.
Pubs, beauty salons, movie theaters and other establishments had been scheduled to reopen on Saturday but will now remain shuttered.
This is the first time for Britain to reimpose a restriction in a specific region.
More than 43,000 people in Britain have died from the novel coronavirus, more than in any other European country.
Source: NHK World