The city of Leicester, in the centre of Great Britain, the risk of the imposition of restrictive measures due to an upsurge in local the case of a new coronavirus, said the minister of the Interior in britain on Sunday 28 June 2020, a few days before a major milestone in the déconfinement in England. After being very criticized over its management of the pandemic coronavirus, which has claimed more than 43 000 deaths in the United Kingdom, this is the the most affected country in Europe, the Prime minister, Boris Johnson, has the difficult task of succeeding the déconfinement, the next big step is expected Saturday 4 July.

According to the Sunday Times, the government is preparing to impose a confinement “in the next few days” in the city of Leicester, where 658 new cases were reported in the two weeks preceding the 16th of June. The journal links the increase in cases in an epidemic in factories and food production to large gatherings in the vicinity of restaurants offering take-aways.

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“there will be a support to Leicester,”

Interviewed by the BBC, the Interior minister, Priti Patel, said that it was “accurate” that the government was considering measures to local containment. “There will be a support in Leicester and the minister of Health has been in contact with many of us during the weekend to explain some of the measures “, she explained. Four sites of screenings have been set up and thousands of screening kits in the home have been made available, said a spokesman for the ministry of Health.

The next step, major déconfinement in England is re-opening Saturday, pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, museums and cinemas, closed since the end of march. Stores “non-essential” have already reopened by mid-June. But many voices are alarmées the risk of a second wave of contaminations including representatives of the medical world who have warned that ” the homes premises are more probable “, in an open letter in the trade publication, the British Medical Journal published Wednesday.

In announcing gradually the déconfinement, the government had warned that it could put in place measures of restrictions locally, depending on the situation. “For outbreaks in the local case, it is appropriate to have local solutions in terms of infection control, social distancing, scouting and many of the tools “, said on Sunday Priti Patel.