'The safest thing to do is to close the schools'
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Coronavirus: Hancock on decision to close Leicester schools.

The UK's first full local lockdown has been announced in Leicester, with stricter measures imposed in the city.

Non-essential shops will shut on Tuesday, and schools will close for most pupils on Thursday because of a rise in coronavirus cases.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock explained why the government had taken the decision to close schools.

  • 30 Jun 2020
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