Coronavirus: Shock in Leicester as city placed in UK’s first local lockdown

Derrick Santistevan

When to provide the beer,

The tables have actually all been moved so they are 2 metres away from each other and the brewery has actually been on the phone asking.

However the owner of the Chutney Ivy Restaurant and Bar in Leicester is needing to ask his providers to stop briefly the orders he’s made in order to be all set to open on Saturday.

Shafiqul Islam has actually clients scheduled in and has actually brought personnel back from furlough in preparation to resume.

Now it’s been postponed, he feels the light at the end of the tunnel has actually been turned off.

“I’m just gobsmacked,” he states.

” I imply, what else can we do? We have actually simply prepared following the federal government standards, however this is simply another little surge that’s simply occurred. A little bomb has actually simply gone off for our business.

“We’re in the hospitality trade that’s been absolutely decimated so far so I really don’t know what to make of it.”

Lots of people in Leicester just heard there had actually been a spike in cases of COVID-19 in their city through themedia It’s definitely not something people appear especially worried about.

In reality, it came as news to the city’s mayor, Peter Soulsby, when Health Secretary Matt Hancock discussed a rise in cases in Leicester at the federal government interview on 18 June.

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Numerous in the the city need encouraging that the extension to Leicester’s lockdown will minimize the variety of coronavirus cases in the city.

“I don’t see why we can’t open as normal,” an employee at one bar stated. “It’s only the same as people going to the shops. None of it makes any sense.”

‘ Remain At home’: Leicester lockdown tightened up

The federal government has actually made it clear local lockdowns will be utilized to include break outs of the coronavirus – however numerous in Leicester state they feel their city is being utilized as a test case.

How pleased will people be to follow guidelines that are no longer in location in neighbouring towns and cities? And if people pick to disregard limitations will it be possible to implement them?

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