Leicester’s mayor has urged folks to “stick together” and keep at dwelling after lockdown restrictions had been tightened.
Non-essential outlets have shut and colleges are to be closed to most pupils in response to a surge in coronavirus instances within the metropolis.
Sir Peter Soulsby mentioned he hoped they’d be capable of work with the federal government to “get on top of whatever is out there”.
The measures introduced by Matt Hancock are the UK’s first native lockdown.
The well being secretary mentioned the town had “10% of all positive cases in the country over the past week”.
The tightening of restrictions within the metropolis will final for at the very least two weeks and apply to the town centre and a lot of suburbs.
Mr Hancock advised the House of Commons people in Leicester should stay at home and only travel if essential.
He mentioned the measures could be enforced by police “in some cases”.
The loosening of restrictions in England on Saturday, together with the reopening of bars, eating places and hair salons, may also not be happening within the metropolis.
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