Some Leicester lockdown restrictions eased | ITV News

Health Secretary for England Matt Hancock has outlined adjustments to Leicester’s local coronavirus lockdown, from July 24.

The local lockdown in the area will be partially relaxed, Mr Hancock told MPs, including for schools and early years childcare.

In a statement, he told the Commons Covid-19 rates in the city “still remain well above the national average and the average for surrounding areas”.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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  • In This Story: Matt Hancock

    Matt Hancock is a British Member of Parliament, who is serving as Health Secretary under Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

    3 Recent Items: Matt Hancock

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