Neighbours living just inches apart on the outskirts of Leicester have told of their confusion as communities were split between those who must stay home and those who will enjoy a nationwide easing of lockdown. Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed lockdown measures will be extended in the East Midlands city for at least two weeks after a dramatic surge in coronavirus cases, with non-essential shops closed again and schools shut from Thursday. Leicester City Council and Public Health England issued a map on Tuesday detailing exactly which areas in Leicestershire will be subject to the lockdown, with the boundary extending to Birstall to the north of the city and Wigston to the south. But those living on a street in Scraptoft last night said they were ‘totally confused’ by the Government’s lockdown boundary, as it leaves half the road under strict lockdown and others free to enjoy the nationwide easing of restrictions on July 4. It comes as police suggested they will carry out spot checks on vehicles leaving Leicester to confirm their destinations during the lockdown, while minibuses and coaches travelling into the area will be stopped and turned around, the Times reported. Patrols could also be increased in public spaces… Read full this story
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