Could Doncaster be put back in lockdown?

Could Doncaster be put back in lockdown?

Could Doncaster be put back in lockdown?

As Leicester re-enters a state of lockdown, there are now real concerns that Doncaster could also be put back in lockdown after it topped a list of places where coronavirus infections are rising.

This Saturday, July 4, large parts of the economy are set to reopen with people permitted to visit pubs, hairdressers and other areas of the hospitality sector again.

But, according to national reports, there is a real risk that pubs, shops and schools in Doncaster could be shut down again.

Data shows that the town has seen a large increase in the number of coronavirus cases in recent weeks.

Leicester was put into a localised lockdown after cases spiked there.

As reported by the Telegraph, coronavirus cases have risen in 10 towns and counties in the past two weeks.

Health officials are watching these areas and have warned that they are ready to contain any new spikes threatening the UK’s fight against the deadly pandemic.

Doncaster was second in the table to Leicester.

The area saw 43 new infections, half the cases reported in Leicester, within the same two week period.

Most of the UK has been seeing a general trend of falling cases, after months of lockdown restrictions.

Speaking yesterday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that Leicester would not be allowed to ease restrictions after the recent spike.

He also warned the lockdown measures could be brought back in for other rising hotspots.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson added:

“I want to stress to people that we are not out of the woods yet.

“We are making these cautious, calibrated steps, we are opening as much of hospitality as we can on July 4, opening as much of the economy as we can – some things, alas, still remain closed until they can become Covid secure.

“But to make all that possible we have to remain vigilant.”

There have been 221 deaths from coronavirus in Doncaster, with more than 400 patients allowed home after treatment.


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