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Anyone live in Leicester? The lockdown there has been extended.

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Urmstongran Mon 29-Jun-20 21:37:08

Schools and non-essential shops affected.
🙁

growstuff Mon 29-Jun-20 21:38:29

Good! smile

Pantglas2 Mon 29-Jun-20 21:39:27

Also happened in Germany.

Pantglas2 Mon 29-Jun-20 21:48:59

Bengal and Assam in India also.

Urmstongran Mon 29-Jun-20 21:53:28

Not sure how this can work. It’s a recommendation.
Just like I believe those 500,000 on Bournemouth beach received the same recommendation. Worked well.

paddyanne Mon 29-Jun-20 21:55:34

a huge list of places in England facing a new lockdown just appeared on FB .Surely this is part of Boris' plan? He wanted a second wave over before the winter flu season,looks like it might happen .Not saving lives ,putting them in danger by easing rules/not being tough on rules .Lockdown was always half hearted,maybe now some will take notice and follow advice

Chewbacca Mon 29-Jun-20 22:03:17

this is part of Boris' plan

Words fail me....

lemongrove Mon 29-Jun-20 22:14:59

grin
Words about England never fail Paddyanne though.

Dollymc2 Mon 29-Jun-20 22:22:22

Words don't fail me Chew, it's herd immunity, it has always been the plan 'so what if a few old folk die?'
Cummings positively endorses it
His actions, going to Barnard Castle and Johnson's failure to condemn and sack him, gave the green light for the free for all, that we are now seeing
The Government's advice has been very woolly
Is it incompetence, is it deliberate?
I know one thing, it's confusing, it's obsufication. The rules are not clear
They need to be!

dragonfly46 Mon 29-Jun-20 22:26:54

It’s unenforceable. It means Leicester folk will come out to the villages to shop and go to pubs.

J52 Mon 29-Jun-20 22:42:36

Exactly dragonfly . The same for our village. The virus is still here and just as deadly.

JenniferEccles Mon 29-Jun-20 22:44:12

I wonder why Leicester has had a cluster?

I’m guessing there is a lot of overcrowded housing with multiple generations living together?

Chewbacca Mon 29-Jun-20 22:48:54

Dead right Dragonfly.

Callistemon Mon 29-Jun-20 23:02:34

Are people checked when they return home here from overseas? More flights were resumed from Pakistan not long ago and Pakistan has had a spike in cases. Leicester has a relatively high ethnic minority population.
People may be desperate to get home as they were stuck there when charter flights ceased, and they have been unable to return here during lockdown.

welbeck Mon 29-Jun-20 23:12:27

listening to LBC radio now, 3 people from Leicester have rung in, to say that in one area everyone has carried on as normal and never observed the original lockdown. no masks worn.
all the stores and workshops continued trading. traffic etc.
i don't know but this is what they are saying.
the son of a GP just on.

Callistemon Mon 29-Jun-20 23:17:20

The Mayor (?) said the higher number of cases reported was because of increased testing levels there which seems logical.

MayBee70 Mon 29-Jun-20 23:26:24

I wrote this on another thread. 'It was in the Telegraph. 1/2 all imported cases have come from Pakistan.65,000 people have entered the UK from Pakistan since March 1st. 2 flights per day. 30 cases since 4th June have been from Pakistan. Some people literally go straight to hospital. The Emirates have suspended flights from Pakistan and there is risk of spread to Europe via air bridges'. Also, hasn't there been an outbreak at a meat processing plant in Leicester? They seem to create virus hotspots throughout the world. Why is no one checking to see if the virus in Leicester is the same as the one currently in Pakistan ?

Illte Mon 29-Jun-20 23:29:04

The Pakistani population of Leicester is just over 2%. Just thought you might like to know.

Chewbacca Mon 29-Jun-20 23:31:36

"Data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that 30 cases of coronavirus in people who have^ travelled from Pakistan since June 4, which is understood to represent half of the incidents of imported infection.

With up to two flights a day from Pakistan, there have been reports of some arrivals almost instantly going to hospital for intensive care, amid concerns that the influx has led to localised clusters....

Source: The Telegraph

MayBee70 Mon 29-Jun-20 23:37:09

Illte; thanks. I did query that on another thread as I thought there were more Hindus than Muslims in Leicester.

Illte Mon 29-Jun-20 23:49:26

A bit of researching on the Web.

The cases are mostly in the Eastern area of the city. There are British Indian, (Punjabi and Gujerati) communities there but also a white British community.

Im not sure why people think the Pakistani community is responsible for the spike. Its a small part of the population and not in the Eastern area.

It's starting to sound like a bit of a witch hunt to me.

welbeck Mon 29-Jun-20 23:53:10

minimum wage.
sweatshops.
garment factories.
owners putting wealth before health.
that's what a man whose father died on 24th may, aged 58, said.

Chewbacca Tue 30-Jun-20 00:04:00

The working conditions in the meat packing factories seem to be responsible for outbreaks in several regions, not just Leicester. I don't know why Public Health England have linked the flights coming in from Pakistan as of significant interest either and in any case, there's no indication that any more people on those flights are destined to go to the Leicestershire area than anywhere else in the UK.

growstuff Tue 30-Jun-20 01:00:13

Illte

A bit of researching on the Web.

The cases are mostly in the Eastern area of the city. There are British Indian, (Punjabi and Gujerati) communities there but also a white British community.

Im not sure why people think the Pakistani community is responsible for the spike. Its a small part of the population and not in the Eastern area.

It's starting to sound like a bit of a witch hunt to me.

Thanks for finding that out.

growstuff Tue 30-Jun-20 01:04:18

welbeck

minimum wage.
sweatshops.
garment factories.
owners putting wealth before health.
that's what a man whose father died on 24th may, aged 58, said.

It would be a great opportunity to find out what's happened and try to avoid it happening elsewhere.

If only the data were more transparent!

Sir Peter Soulsby, the Mayor of Leicester, and Matt Hancock had a long conference meeting today. Soulsby had been saying how frustrated he was that he wasn't being given detailed information to take action. Other mayors and county leaders have been saying the same and wrote to Hancock a couple of weeks ago.