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Coronavirus: What are Leicester's new lockdown restrictions? Coronavirus: What are Leicester's new lockdown restrictions?
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Leicester has become the first city in the UK to be put under a local lockdown, as the government seeks to curb the rise of coronavirus cases in the city.Leicester has become the first city in the UK to be put under a local lockdown, as the government seeks to curb the rise of coronavirus cases in the city.
On Monday night, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said restrictions on daily life would tighten for those in the East Midlands city and its surrounding area as the rest of England gets ready to ease the national lockdown further on Saturday. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said restrictions on daily life would tighten for those in the East Midlands city and its surrounding area.
What are the lockdown rules in Leicester?What are the lockdown rules in Leicester?
How long will it last?How long will it last?
The government will review whether it can lift any of the measures in two weeks' time, the health secretary said.The government will review whether it can lift any of the measures in two weeks' time, the health secretary said.
Where does it apply?Where does it apply?
Mr Hancock said the measures will apply not just to the city of Leicester but also "the surrounding conurbation including, for example, Oadby, Birstall and Glenfield".Mr Hancock said the measures will apply not just to the city of Leicester but also "the surrounding conurbation including, for example, Oadby, Birstall and Glenfield".
He said exact details of which wards in Leicestershire are included in the new lockdown measures will be published "imminently".He said exact details of which wards in Leicestershire are included in the new lockdown measures will be published "imminently".
Leicestershire County Council said it was working on the details of this with Public Health England.Leicestershire County Council said it was working on the details of this with Public Health England.