Leicester lockdown: City 'must stick together' after coronavirus surge


by BBC News

BBC News— Leicester's mayor tells people to stay at home as the UK's first local lockdown is imposed.

Business Insider—Boris Johnson is preparing to reimpose lockdown on a British city after a surge in coronavirus cases. Reuters 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. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...

Breitbart—‘Language Barrier’ Partially Blamed for Coronavirus Surge in UK City Forced Back into Lockdown. Leicester has found itself in the extraordinary position of returning to lockdown after experiencing a surge of coronavirus cases while the rest of the country sees restrictions lifted, with a local councillor partially blaming the rise in infections on a "language barrier".

The Independent—Coronavirus Leicester: Officials struggled to keep testers in city, mayor says as lockdown extended locally. City first to extend restrictions after spike in cases