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Coronavirus: Map reveals which parts of Leicestershire are affected by UK’s first localised lockdown | UK News

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A map has been published that shows where Leicester’s localised lockdown will be in force.

The areas include Leicester city centre as well as suburban parts of Leicestershire, including Wigston, Oadby and Blaby.

Businesses within the boundary, such as non-essential shops, must remain closed for a further two weeks.

This means the city’s bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not open on 4 July, unlike the rest of England.

Shops that were allowed to reopen on 15 June have to close as of today.

Schools will also close from 2 July, but will stay open for children of key workers and vulnerable children.

It comes after Leicestershire saw a spike in COVID-19 cases – prompting the government to impose the first local lockdown in the UK.

The following areas in Blaby District are affected by the restrictions:

  • Braunstone Town (including Fosse Park)
  • Glenfield
  • Glen Parva
  • Leicester Forest East (East of the M1)
  • Thorpe Astley

In Charnwood, the extended lockdown applies in:

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