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'We taken this action with the best interests of the people of Leicester right at the core'

Health secretary Matt Hancock explains the decision to reimpose lockdown on Leicester

The health secretary Matt Hancock spoke to Nick Robinson about the decision to impose the UK’s first full local lockdown, in Leicester. Non-essential shops have shut, and schools will close for most pupils on Thursday because of a rise in coronavirus cases. The loosening of restrictions for pubs and restaurants in England on Saturday will also not be taking place there. It comes after the city council reported 944 positive tests in the two weeks to 23 June - about one in 16 of the total UK cases during that period.

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