UK Government seriously considering putting city back in lockdown

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A surge of coronavirus cases in one part of England could see the UK's first local lockdown brought in within days.

Leicester reported 658 new cases in the fortnight leading up to June 16, prompting senior UK Government officials to consider enforcing a local lockdown on the city.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock is said to be "examining" the legislation needed for a shutdown, according to The Mirror.

Home secretary Priti Patel has also said it is possible that Leicester could face a local lockdown after a coronavirus outbreak in the city.

Here in Wales, there have also been talks around a localised lockdown after a spike in coronavirus cases in North Wales linked to two factories.

A chicken factory in Llangefni in Anglesey reported 204 cases of the virus as of yesterday, while a further 97 people have tested positive at a factory in Wrexham.

In total there were 370 cases linked to outbreaks at 2 Sisters in Llangefni and Rowan Foods on Wrexham Industrial Estate as of yesterday.

Last week the Welsh Government confirmed it was considering a local lockdown on Anglesey to prevent the outbreak on the island spreading further.

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First Minister Mark Drakeford had initially said that he thought local lockdowns were unlikely to be used in Wales as he considered them unfair and hard to enforce.

But in recent weeks both he and Health Minister Vaughan Gething have indicated they are likely to be part of the Welsh Government's plans if there are localised outbreaks in future.

Economy Minister Ken Skates told ITV that "we've not ruled that out" a local lockdown on Anglesey because "it would be more desirable than pushing the entire country back into a full lockdown."

He added: "In order to deal with these localised spikes it's essential that all public bodies and employers work together immediately to test, to track, and to protect people from further fallout from the virus.

"We have in Wales a very successful test, track and protect system that has been rolled out at a local authority level.

"That enabled us to intervene instantly such as that which we've seen on Anglesey."

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