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Australia English city of Leicester back in lockdown after coronavirus spike

04:51  30 june  2020
04:51  30 june  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

Coronavirus update: UK Government looks at implementing Britain's first local lockdown as cases rise in Leicester

  Coronavirus update: UK Government looks at implementing Britain's first local lockdown as cases rise in Leicester The UK Government says it has concerns about an increase in cases in the city of Leicester while India's PM says the country must focus on its economic recovery but warns people to remain vigilant as things reopen.This story will be regularly updated throughout Monday.

Leicester has become the first city in Britain to be plunged back into lockdown after public health officials expressed alarm at a significant rise in Covid-19 cases. The lockdown will cover the whole of one of Britain’s biggest cities as well as parts of Leicestershire including Oadby, Glenfield and

The English city of Leicester must go back into a stricter lockdown because its Covid-19 infection rate was much higher than anywhere else in the country, health minister Matt Hancock told parliament on Monday. As the rest of the United Kingdom gears up for an easing of social distancing measures

The British Government has put the city of Leicester back in lockdown following an increase in coronavirus infections there.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in addition to schools being closed, shops in the city that did not sell essential goods, such as food and medicines, would have to shut their doors again, barely two weeks after reopening.

Concerns over the city, located in England's East Midlands, have mounted in recent days following a local outbreak.

Mr Hancock said the city accounted for 10 per cent of all positive cases in the country over the past week and hospital admissions were between six and 10 a day, also higher than in other places.

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Lots of speculation today about a lockdown in # Leicester due to increase in # coronavirus cases. “If it is decided that a local lockdown is needed the city council currently has no powers to implement this, and there would need to be extensive discussion around the area to be locked down , including

Leicester will keep coronavirus restrictions in place as part of the UK's first localised lockdown . Schools will close and non-essential shops will also A walk-in testing centre is also being set up in the city , with extra funding going to all Leicestershire councils to help support businesses and those

He said the Government had to take "difficult but important decisions" for the benefit of Leicester's population of about 350,000 people.

"I know that this is a worrying time for people living in Leicester and I want you to know that you have our full support," Mr Hancock said.

"We do not take these decisions lightly.

"I want everyone in Leicester to know that we've taken every one of these decisions to protect them from this terrible virus," he added.

He said the lockdown would be reviewed in two weeks.

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Localised lockdowns implemented around the world

Chinese authorities have imposed a lockdown on about 400,000 people in Anxin county, Hebei province, to combat another small outbreak.

Officials announced on Sunday Anxin would be "fully enclosed and controlled", with only essential workers allowed to leave their homes.

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Coronavirus news LIVE: Leicester faces local lockdown and deaths hit 43,550. A lockdown decision will be made by Public Health England , the bio-security centre and local public health directors. Analysis is taking place ahead of pubs and restaurants opening this Saturday. The UK’s overall

City councillor Ratilal Govind said he thought a lack communication with people who do not speak English as a first language could be one factor Leicester 's mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has accused the government of "picking on the city ". He was left furious this morning after Public Health England

All residents have been ordered to stay indoors, apart from one person from each household who is allowed out each day to buy supplies.

Eleven of Anxin's cases are linked to this month's cluster of infections at a wholesale food market in Beijing, though officials say mass testing has largely brought that outbreak under control.

And German authorities have extended by a week a partial lockdown in a western district hit by a large coronavirus outbreak at a slaughterhouse.

The measures were imposed on Guetersloh county, home to some 360,000 people, for an initial one-week period nearly a week ago.

Cinemas, gyms and bars were closed, but stores remained open. Restaurants have also been able to serve customers from the same household.

People from the district face restrictions on travelling elsewhere in Germany.

In Australia, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is considering reintroducing restrictions, including stay-at-home orders, in local hotspots as the state deals with a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

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New five-step plan for local coronavirus lockdowns amid fears of second wave .
The government has announced a five-step plan for imposing local lockdowns in the case of coronavirus spikes - as the chief medical officer warned of a second wave. © Getty Leicester is the first city to be placed under a local lockdown Boris Johnson said the government is now moving to a local focus rather than locking down the entire country.Talking at a Downing Street coronavirus briefing, he said the five-step plan will include: monitoring, engagement, testing, targeted restrictions and local lockdown "as a last resort".

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