Boris Johnson is preparing to reimpose lockdown on a British city after a surge in coronavirus cases
- The city of Leicester in England could be heading back for lockdown after a surge in coronavirus cases were reported in the last two weeks.
- The area affected features many tightly packed terraces with old industrial buildings and places of worship where prolonged inside exposure may be responsible for the virus spreading
- The news comes as pubs, cafes, and restaurants prepare to reopen on July 4 for the first time since the lockdown began in March.
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The government is considering reimposing a lockdown on Leicester, England, after a surge in coronavirus cases, a minister has confirmed.
Matt Hancock, the health secretary, is reviewing coronavirus legislation needed to impose a local lockdown after 658 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the city in the two weeks to June 16, according to a Sunday Times report.
The figures mean that around 25% of Leicester’s total confirmed cases had been reported in the last fortnight, the BBC reported.
Priti Patel, the home secretary, confirmed that the report was correct on Sunday. Asked if the city could be placed back into lockdown, she said: “That is correct.”
“We have seen flareups across the country already, just in …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]