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  • 14 January 2021 01:55 PM A message from Leicester’s director of public health, Professor Ivan Browne

    Leicester's director of public health has warned local people that the coronavirus situation is now putting huge strain on the city's hospitals.

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  • 8 January 2021 03:12 PM Caseload rockets for city’s covid tracing team

    THE TEAM charged with tracking down people who test positive for coronavirus, but who fail to respond to an automated message, has seen a huge surge in its workload.

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  • 5 January 2021 04:14 PM Rapid coronavirus testing helping to identify asymptomatic covid carriers

    A WALK-IN centre offering rapid coronavirus testing to those without symptoms is helping to identify people in Leicester who could be passing on the virus without knowing it.

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  • 5 January 2021 12:53 PM Coronavirus: Important new information for you

    STAY at home, save lives and protect the NHS. That’s the message from the government and public health experts, as a new national lockdown begins to tackle a more easily-caught strain of coronavirus which is spreading across the country.

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  • 30 December 2020 02:50 PM Leicester to move to Tier 4 of Government’s covid alert levels

    LEICESTER is to move to Tier 4 of the Government’s covid alert levels after a nationwide review of the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 17 December 2020 02:40 PM Leicester to remain in Tier 3 of Government’s Covid alert levels

    RESTRICTIONS in Leicester are to continue at the highest level, after a review of the coronavirus situation in the city.

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  • 17 December 2020 09:23 AM Outdoor gyms now fully reopened in city

    LEICESTER’S outdoor gyms have now fully reopened across the city.

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  • 16 December 2020 03:37 PM Rapid coronavirus tests to be offered in city hotspots

    CORONAVIRUS tests that give a result within an hour will start to be offered to asymptomatic people in Leicester from today (Wednesday).

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  • 16 December 2020 01:28 PM Extra investment to ensure no-one has to sleep rough this winter

    ADDITIONAL investment of over £1million is helping to ensure that no-one has to sleep rough in Leicester this winter, despite unprecedented challenges for homelessness services. 

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  • 15 December 2020 01:50 PM Joint exercise checks on Covid-19 safety among shoppers and businesses

    POLICE and council officers have carried out a series of visits to check compliance with national coronavirus safety measures at shops in Leicester.

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  • 7 December 2020 04:25 PM Leicester first city in England to pilot local tracing operation

    A PILOT study will get under way in Leicester this week that will give the city council responsibility for tracing people who test positive for coronavirus but who prove to be difficult to contact.

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  • 2 December 2020 11:36 AM Vital to follow rules on self-isolation, say local health bosses

    PUBLIC health bosses are reminding people how vital it is to self-isolate if they are showing any symptoms of coronavirus.

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