Leicester’s mayor says a report recommending the city stays in lockdown is unjustified and has been “hastily cobbled together”
Government officials have recommended the current lockdown measures remain in force in the city of Leicester for an extra two weeks as restrictions are eased across the rest of England from this Saturday.
Leicester’s mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said “What they are recommending is that they extend for two weeks the present level of restrictions when the rest of the country has them lifted on 4 July,” he told LBC Radio.
“Even that, when I look at their report as I have done over the last few hours, is not justified by any of the figures they have let us have. There is very little substance in it.”