Lockdown Britain: 35 places facing local quarantines just like Leicester – Latest News

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The new measures will be reviewed again in two weeks time.

Leicester was placed in a local lockdown on Monday as all non-essential shops were shut and schools closed to most pupils in a huge move announced by the government.

Leicester was placed in a local lockdown on Monday as all non-essential shops were shut and schools closed to most pupils – and coronavirus is said to be spiking in 35 other areas as well

New measures in Leicester will be reviewed again in two weeks time

Streets in Leicester City Centre looked deserted as the city returned to lockdown

Anyone in Leicester with symptoms has been asked to come forward

A coronavirus testing station has been set up in Victoria Park in Leicester

Leicester’s lockdown came after its infection rate hit 135 per 100,000 people, a figure which Health Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs is three times higher than the next highest local area.

There area total of 36 cities in counties where the deadly coronavirus is experiencing local spikes, it has been reported.

When many cases are found in one setting, such as a hospital or a care home, the government has statutory powers to close down a local area, he said.

It says Doncaster has seen a worrying spike in new cases – from 11 in the week to June 19 to 32 last week.

Now, Daily Express reports that new confirmed cases are rising across a total of 36 of the 151 upper-tier local authorities in England, including Leicester, as the country moves through its lockdown phases.

Anyone in Leicester with symptoms has been asked to come forward, while the government says extra funding will be made available to increase testing.

Derbyshire saw 25 new cases in the week to June 26, up from 23 the week before.

Barking and Dagenham
Brent
Derbyshire
Doncaster
Ealing
Enfield
Gateshead
Gloucestershire
Hammersmith and Fulham
Haringey
Harrow
Havering
Hounslow
Isle of Wight
Kensington and Chelsea
Leicester
Medway
Milton Keynes
Plymouth
Portsmouth
Redbridge
Redcar and Cleveland
Richmond upon Thames
Sandwell
Slough
Suffolk
Sunderland
Tower Hamlets
Wakefield
Walsall
Wandsworth
Westminster
Wigan
Wiltshire
Windsor and Maidenhead
York

There are also said to be spikes in 33 other areas.

Officials in Leicester, including the city’s mayor, have responded to the lockdown announcement.

“They are clearly determined to start with the maximum, as it were, to see how it works and then perhaps to use the learning from this in other areas I have no doubt will follow.

“I can understand it from their perspective – they are entirely convinced that the level of the transmission of the disease in Leicester is at a higher level than I think the figures show.”

Mayor Peter Soulsby told BBC Leicester: “They’ve gone further than we anticipated they might.

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