Businesses chafe in Leicester as UK city faces new lockdown

LONDON (AP) — Stores are closing their doors and schools are sending children home in the English city of Leicester, where the government imposed a local lockdown to contain a spike in coronavirus cases. People in most of England will be able to drink in pubs, eat in restaurants and get a haircut when the next phase of lockdown-easing measures begins Saturday. But the government has rolled back the freedoms in Leicester. It says the central England city of 330,000 people accounted for a tenth of all new coronavirus cases in the country last week. Local officials are accusing the U.K. government of being too slow to act.

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