‘We tried other things but they didn’t work’: Hancock explains Leicester’s local lockdown | ITV News

Leicester is being put under a localised lockdown to keep coronavirus outbreaks in the city under control after other measures tried by the government did not work, the health secretary has said.

The law will be changed in coming days to close all the city’s non-essential shops after a spike in coronavirus cases was recorded – 10% of all UK infections in the past week were in Leicester.

Schools will also close to most pupils from Thursday as part of restrictions imposed.

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