Lockdown extended in Leicester

The COVID Diaries – 93   29th June

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that the lockdown in Leicester is being extended.

He has told the House of Commons that when many cases are found in one setting, such as a hospital or care home, the government has the statutory powers to close down a particular locality, and he says that Leicester has an infection rate of 135 per 100,000 people, which is three times higher than the next highest local area.

Hospital admissions are between 6 and ten a day, which is also higher than in other places.

Leicester schools will close on Thursday, except for keyworker children, and those shielding will continue to do so beyond 6 July.

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