UK Leicester tightened the quarantine for COVID-19

Quarantine due to the outbreak of coronavirus tightened in city of Leicester in Central England, announced on Monday evening the Minister of health of great Britain Matt Hancock.

The population of Leicester is about 350 thousand people (along with the surrounding area - more than 500 thousand).

According to the office for the protection of public health over the last two weeks in Leicester were about 900 cases of infection COVID-19, overall, since the start of the pandemic were detected nearly three thousand cases. In the city due to outbreaks of coronavirus was closed in June five schools.

Following the meeting, under the leadership of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, continued Hancock, it was decided to take measures against Leicester.

"We decided that from tomorrow all shops, non-essential (ie everything except grocery stores and pharmacies – ed.) will be closed. As children, this outbreak particularly affected, schools will be closed from Thursday," said Hancock, noting that continuing to learn will only children of "key workers" (doctors, police officers, supermarkets, etc.)

All restrictions extend to the surrounding city. Revision of quarantine measures will take place in two weeks. The government has also promised to increase the amount of testing in Leicester and to allocate additional funding to local authorities.

Across the rest of England from June 4 will be allowed to open pubs, restaurants, libraries, hotels and hairdressing, and also reduced social distance from the current two to one meter.

The number of victims of coronavirus in the UK more than 43,5 thousand people, the number of cases reaches almost 312 thousand.

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