Coronavirus: Belgium orders its residents not to travel to Leicester after spike in infections

Derrick Santistevan

Belgians have actually been bought not to travel to Leicester as the city is under rigorous lockdown procedures.

People have actually been informed that “travel is not allowed” and “quarantine is mandatory upon your return” under suggestions from the Belgian foreign affairs department.

Leicester is amongst a variety of “red zone” dangerous locations in the nation’s travel suggestions which likewise consist of areas of Portugal and Spain.

The city was the first in England to deal with a regional lockdown following a spike in coronavirus infections.

Belgium’s suggestions is based upon “currently available information”, according to a note on the federal government website.

People will still be enabled to see other locations of the EU, the Schengen zone and other parts of the UK.

Leicester returned into lockdown on 30 June, with people prompted to “stay at home as much as they can”, while travel in and out of the city is prohibited unless definitely essential.

The regional lockdown indicates the city has not delighted in the looser limitations which have actually been in location for the remainder of the UK because 4 July.

Bars, dining establishments, hair stylists and hotels have actually stayed closed, and non-essential stores have actually had to shut once again.

Hancock: ‘We are fretted about Leicester’.

Leicester East’s MP has actually cautioned the more stringent procedures are threatening companies and tasks in the city while the remainder of the nation starts.

Claudia Webbe composed to Chancellor Rishi Sunak requesting for “desperately needed financial support” and stated residents had actually been left “anxious and confused”.

Ms Webbe, a Labour MP, likewise declared ministers were too sluggish to offer Leicester City Council the information and details “essential to tackling the virus at a local level”.

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More than 70 countries and areas are currently exempt from England’s travel quarantine guidelines.

Those getting here in England from these countries – that include Belgium – will not need to quarantine for 2 weeks. They will have to offer an address where they will be remaining.

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