Leicester faces new lockdown as top scientist warns UK “is on a knife edge”

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Published on June 29, 2020 by

Leicester may face a new local lockdown after a surge of coronavirus cases in the city. It comes as a leading scientist advising the government has warned that the UK is “on a knife edge” with a rise in cases expected in the coming weeks.

Professor Sir Jeremy Farrar, who’s a member of the government’s SAGE advisory committee, also told the BBC, he expects a second wave of infections in the winter.

Leicester’s Mayor has said the authorities are not gathering the evidence needed to show where coronavirus infections are

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Health Correspondent Catherine Burns and Health Editor Hugh Pym.

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