BREAKING: Non-essential shops and schools to close in Leicester – COVID-19 UK

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  • The health secretary has announced that lockdown restrictions will be tightened for two weeks in Leicester, with all non-essential retail shops expected to close on Tuesday.

    Schools will need to be shut from Thursday for most pupils and the government has warned against travelling to, from and within the city.

    Matt Hancock said a walk-in testing centre would be opened, urging anyone with COVID-19 symptoms to come forward to help contain the surge in cases.

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