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The Leicester lockdown

The new lockdown in Leicester is likely to be the first of many, so how should local lockdowns work and when should they be introduced? David Aaronovitch asks the experts.

In Germany fences have gone up to keep people in their homes and stop the spread of Coronavirus, while some people in Melbourne are being threatened with fines or imprisonment for travelling to other states. Could that happen in the UK?

The new lockdown in Leicester is likely to be the first of many, so how should local lockdowns work and when should they be introduced? David Aaronovitch asks the experts:

Amy Orton – local democracy reporter at the Leicester Mercury/ Leicestershire Online
Dr Nathalie MacDermott – Kings College London
Damien McGuinness – the BBC’s Berlin correspondent
Alex Thomas – Programme director, The Institute for Government
Greg Fell - The Association of Directors of Public Health/ Sheffield City Council Director of Public Health
Dr Jilly Gibson-Miller – health psychologist at the University of Sheffield

Producers: Kirsteen Knight, Beth Sagar-Fenton, Joe Kent
Editor: Jasper Corbett.

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32 minutes

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  • Thu 2 Jul 2020 20:00

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