Britain is moving to close down schools and some shops in the midlands city of Leicester after a spike in Covid-19 activity there.

The UK’s health Secretary Matt Hancock has been briefing MPs on the move.

From July 4th, restaurants, hotels, pubs, hairdressers and more across England are set to reopen.

However, over 650 cases were reported in the city up to the middle of this month, prompting a reintroduction of lockdown measures locally.

Some primary schools had also opened up from June 1st, but will now close again on Tuesday.

It’s the first time pandemic restrictions have been applied to a specific geographic area in Britain.

The measures will be reviewed in 2 weeks.