Blackburn next?

The COVID Diaries – 107 14th July

With Leicester still in local lock-down, another council is now trying to avoid the same fate and has brought in its own rules to restrict the spread of coronavirus in what officials described as an urgent effort to avoid a centrally imposed lockdown.

Blackburn council has recommended that only two members of one household visit another household and has asked residents to wear face masks in all public spaces.

The council’s director of public health, Dominic Harrison, has appealed to resident in Blackburn to follow the advice. “If we don’t, a local lockdown, like in Leicester, becomes a very real possibility,” he said.

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