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Coronavirus: Law will be changed to enforce local lockdown in Leicester, health sec says | Politics News

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Ministers will change the law in order to enforce the local coronavirus lockdown in Leicester, the health secretary has told Sky News.

“We will be bringing forward a legal change very shortly in the next couple of days,” Matt Hancock said.

“Some of the measures that we’ve unfortunately had to take in Leicester will require a legal underpinning.”

Mr Hancock said that “in some cases” the lockdown will be enforced by the police, with legal changes brought in to ensure non-essential retail is no longer open.

The city is reimposing COVID-19 restrictions following a spike in COVID-19 cases.

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