UK metropolis of Leicester might be the primary to face native lockdown after virus surge
The central English metropolis of Leicester might be the nation’s first to face an area lockdown because of an increase in coronavirus circumstances, the UK’s Home Secretary Priti Patel stated Sunday.
The Midlands metropolis recorded 658 new circumstances within the two weeks as much as June 16, many linked to recent outbreaks at meals manufacturing vegetation.
Patel informed the BBC that there have been “flare-ups throughout the nation in latest weeks, in simply the final three or 4 weeks specifically”.
“For local outbreaks, it is appropriate to have local solutions in terms of infection control, social distancing, screening and many tools,” she added.
“There will be support going into Leicester.”
Reports within the Sunday Times newspaper stated the federal government was set to reimpose strict lockdown guidelines on Leicester “within the next few days”.
Leicester’s inhabitants stands at round 340,000 individuals, in keeping with official figures.
Lockdown restrictions set to ease
The information comes at a worrying time for the UK, a rustic badly affected by the pandemic.
Boris Johnson‘s authorities is about to ease lockdown restrictions from July 4 — regardless of fears of a second wave of infections — by opening pubs, eating places and hairdressers amongst others throughout England.
In the previous few days, Britain has seen tens of hundreds of individuals ignore social distancing guidelines to flood the seashores and maintain avenue events. Liverpool followers additionally crowded that metropolis after their soccer membership gained the Premier League.
Leading medical specialists warned earlier this month of the “real risk” of a second coronavirus wave this winter.
“I think nothing would be more damaging for our country, for our economy if we do have a second wave,” Patel stated.
More than 43,500 individuals have died because of the coronavirus in Britain, official figures present.