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Saturday, June 3, 2023


The latest coronavirus updates for Leicester and Leicestershire

Leicester lockdown decision date brought forward

The decision on whether the localised lockdown in Leicester can be removed will now be made sooner

Man walks down popular shopping street wearing just a face mask

A man strolled down a popular shopping street with only a mask to cover his nudity

Blackburn overtakes Leicester for highest rate of Covid infection rates

Blackburn has now overtaken Leicester for the highest coronavirus infection rates, with health officials introducing measures to enforce social distancing

£540k boost for local communities across Leicestershire

Over half-a-million-pounds is being given to food banks and community groups to support Leicestershire residents most in need

Councils in Leicestershire given extra powers to deal with local outbreaks

Local Councils across England have been given extra measures to impose tighter controls in response to a coronavirus outbreak

Five areas in Leicester feature in the top 10 for new cases across England

As Leicester faces two more weeks in lockdown, calls are growing for the government to take a more focused approach in dealing with the virus

Lockdown to continue in Leicester and Oadby & Wigston

The localised lockdown will continue in the city of Leicester and the borough of Oadby & Wigston, Matt Hancock has confirmed today

Fears that Leicester lockdown will go on until mid-August

Residents and businesses in Leicester have expressed concern that the lockdown in the city could be extended to mid-August

Coronavirus: Risk of death is twice as high for ethnic minorities

A new report by Public Health England has found that people from black and asian ethnic groups are up to twice as likely to die with Covid-19

Leicester restaurant offers free food for NHS workers during lockdown

A restaurant in Leicester has given out more than 6,000 free meals to NHS staff over the last two weeks


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