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Leicester lockdown lunacy: New rules mean some families restricted but neighbours set free

Matt Hancock has announced that the Government is easing some restrictions in parts of Leicester, but not all.

The Health Secretary was updating the Commons on whether the localised lockdown imposed on Leicester will continue.

The Midlands city was forced to retreat from the nationwide reopening after a significant spike in positive coronavirus infections.

The decision was met with ridicule from Labour Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth, who spelled out the inherent contradictions.

He said: “What is the public health reason why someone on one side of an avenue is now subject to restrictions, because they fall under Leicester City Council, but they presumably are not allowed to cross the road to speak to their neighbour, who lives opposite them, because they fall under a different district council?

“There are other examples of this across the city as well.

“I think we would appreciate this advice if he could offer it.”

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