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MetiNews.Com - Boris Johnson is to face a fresh grilling over the Government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic amid confusion over the reimposition of lockdown controls in Leicester. One hundreds days after restrictions came into force across the country, ministers are facing questions over whether they were too slow to act following a flare up in the east Midlands city.

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MetiNews.Com - Boris Johnson is to face a fresh grilling over the Government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic amid confusion over the reimposition of lockdown controls in Leicester. One hundreds days after restrictions came into force across the country, ministers are facing questions over whether they were too slow to act following a flare up in the east Midlands city.

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01 July 2020 - 00:24

Breaking News ! ES News email The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates Enter your email address Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid You already have an account. Please log in. Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive lunchtime headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts, by email Update newsletter preferences Boris Johnson is to face a fresh grilling over the Government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic amid confusion over the reimposition of lockdown controls in Leicester. One hundreds days after restrictions came into force across the country, ministers are facing questions over whether they were too slow to act following a flare up in the east Midlands city. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, who faces Mr Johnson in the Commons at Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, said people in Leicester were "crying out" for answers. Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby criticised the Government and Public Health England (PHE) for delays in sharing case and testing data which showed how the disease was spreading. (AFP via Getty Images) Mr Johnson paid tribute to the people in the city for their "forbearance" in accepting the return of controls including the shutting of non-essential shops and the closure of schools to most children. There was frustration among businesses at having to turn away customers as the rest of England was preparing for a further opening-up with the return of pubs and restaurants on Saturday. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the Government had no choice but to impose a city-wide lockdown after a series of targeted measures . "It was clear that we needed to take this further action," he said following talks in Whitehall on Tuesday. "I understand that people in Leicester have difficulties - especially when the rest of the country is having lockdown measures lifted - that they are going to be asked to stay at home for that much longer. "But it is profoundly in the interests of people in Leicester and across the country that we get this virus under control.

. Matt Hancock says “We will be bringing forward a legal change" in Leicester At the same time, the Government remains under pressure over the economy as fears grow of more job loses as the furlough scheme - which has protected 9 million jobs during the course of the pandemic - begins to unwind. The Prime Minister has unveiled plans to bring forward £5 billion of infrastructure spending in an attempt to reboot the economy after the lockdown brought activity grinding to a halt. But opposition parties warned these fall far short of the scale of investment needed following the country's unprecedented fall-off in output. Local lockdown in Leicester during Coronavirus pandemic 31 show all Local lockdown in Leicester during Coronavirus pandemic 1/31 Leicester has seen 866 cases in the past two weeks PA 2/31 A city council worker carries rubbish from a coronavirus testing centre at Spinney Park which will be incinerated Getty Images 3/31 Leicester could be the site of the UK's first local lockdown PA 4/31 The Government says it is supporting officials in Leicester in their battle against Covid-19 PA 5/31 Members of the military set up a walk-in mobile Covid-19 testing centre at Spinney Hill Park in Leicester PA 6/31 A worker for Leicester City Council disinfects public toilets PA 7/31 A man cleans the windows of a launderette in Leicester PA 8/31 A member of military personnel uses a tub to collect used a self-test kit from a member of the public at a COVID-19 drive-through mobile testing unit set up at Evington Leisure Centre in Leicester, AFP via Getty Images 9/31 Members of the military operate a walk-in mobile Covid-19 testing centre at Spinney Hill Park in Leicester PA 10/31 People queue at walk-in mobile Covid-19 testing centre at Spinney Hill Park in Leicester PA 11/31 A man wearing a protective visor crosses the road on mobility scooter in Leicester PA 12/31 Members of the military operate a walk-in mobile Covid-19 testing centre at Spinney Hill Park in Leicester PA 13/31 People walk by an electronic billboard displaying a government message AFP via Getty Images 14/31 Robin Dignall and Maria Demetriou-Clamp disinfect chairs at their hair salon Hair@1RD in Leicester as the city may be the first UK location to be subjected to a local lockdown after a spike in coronavirus cases PA 15/31 A woman wearing a PPE mask walks past social distance advisory singns in Leicester's North Evington neighbourhood Getty Images 16/31 People walk by an electronic billboard displaying a government message AFP via Getty Images 17/31 Soldiers from the Royal Logistics Corp operate a mobile coronavirus (Covid-19) testing site at Evington Leisure Centre Getty Images 18/31 A youth cycles past a sign telling local residents to "Social Distance" and advising on how to help "Prevent the Spread" of coronavirus, in the North Evington district of Leicester AFP via Getty Images 19/31 Gallowtree Gate in Leicester after the Health Secretary Matt Hancock imposed a local lockdown following a spike in coronavirus cases in the city. PA 20/31 A man sits on a bench, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Leicester Reuters 21/31 A worker disinfects a bin following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Leicester, Reuters 22/31 A worker disinfects a McDonald's restaurant Reuters 23/31 A police car on Gallowtree Gate in Leicester PA 24/31 Shops open their shutters in Leicester after the Health Secretary Matt Hancock imposed a local lockdown following a spike in coronavirus cases in the city PA 25/31 AFP via Getty Images 26/31 Reuters 27/31 PA 28/31 AFP via Getty Images 29/31 Getty Images 30/31 PA 31/31 PA 1/31 Leicester has seen 866 cases in the past two weeks PA 2/31 A city council worker carries rubbish from a coronavirus testing centre at Spinney Park which will be incinerated Getty Images 3/31 Leicester could be the site of the UK's first local lockdown PA 4/31 The Government says it is supporting officials in Leicester in their battle against Covid-19 PA 5/31 Members of the military set up a walk-in mobile Covid-19 testing centre at Spinney Hill Park in Leicester PA 6/31 A worker for Leicester City Council disinfects public toilets PA 7/31 A man cleans the windows of a launderette in Leicester PA 8/31 A member of military personnel uses a tub to collect used a self-test kit from a member of the public at a COVID-19 drive-through mobile testing unit set up at Evington Leisure Centre in Leicester, AFP via Getty Images 9/31 Members of the military operate a walk-in mobile Covid-19 testing centre at Spinney Hill Park in Leicester PA 10/31 People queue at walk-in mobile Covid-19 testing centre at Spinney Hill Park in Leicester PA 11/31 A man wearing a protective visor crosses the road on mobility scooter in Leicester PA 12/31 Members of the military operate a walk-in mobile Covid-19 testing centre at Spinney Hill Park in Leicester PA 13/31 People walk by an electronic billboard displaying a government message AFP via Getty Images 14/31 Robin Dignall and Maria Demetriou-Clamp disinfect chairs at their hair salon Hair@1RD in Leicester as the city may be the first UK location to be subjected to a local lockdown after a spike in coronavirus cases PA 15/31 A woman wearing a PPE mask walks past social distance advisory singns in Leicester's North Evington neighbourhood Getty Images 16/31 People walk by an electronic billboard displaying a government message AFP via Getty Images 17/31 Soldiers from the Royal Logistics Corp operate a mobile coronavirus (Covid-19) testing site at Evington Leisure Centre Getty Images 18/31 A youth cycles past a sign telling local residents to "Social Distance" and advising on how to help "Prevent the Spread" of coronavirus, in the North Evington district of Leicester AFP via Getty Images 19/31 Gallowtree Gate in Leicester after the Health Secretary Matt Hancock imposed a local lockdown following a spike in coronavirus cases in the city. PA 20/31 A man sits on a bench, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Leicester Reuters 21/31 A worker disinfects a bin following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Leicester, Reuters 22/31 A worker disinfects a McDonald's restaurant Reuters 23/31 A police car on Gallowtree Gate in Leicester PA 24/31 Shops open their shutters in Leicester after the Health Secretary Matt Hancock imposed a local lockdown following a spike in coronavirus cases in the city PA 25/31 AFP via Getty Images 26/31 Reuters 27/31 PA 28/31 AFP via Getty Images 29/31 Getty Images 30/31 PA 31/31 PA Meanwhile, aerospace giant Airbus announced it was cutting 1,700 jobs in the UK due to the pandemic while the union Balpa said that Easyjet was considering axing more than 700 pilot jobs. From Wednesday, businesses will be able to start bringing staff who had been furloughed back part-time as more businesses begin to re-open. Read more Police chiefs face calls for all lockdown fines to be reviewed However from August, employers will have to start contributing to their staff wages again - prompting fears of more mass lay-offs if firms lack the cash to pay them. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: "Our number one priority has always been to protect jobs and businesses through this outbreak. "The furlough scheme, which will have been open for eight months by October, has been a lifeline for millions of people and as our economy reopens we want that support to continue. "Giving firms the flexibility to bring back furloughed workers on a part-time basis will help them work gradually and help them plan for the months ahead."

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Uk news PM faces grilling amid confusion over lockdown extension in Leicester London news


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