UK eases COVID-19 lockdown in parts of Northern England

A tight lockdown would remain in place in Leicester for a further two weeks as cases remain high, the ministry said in a statement.

In this file photo taken on 30 July 2020 Pedestrians wear facemasks as they walk through a pedestriansed street in Oldham, greater Manchester, northwest England on 30 July 2020. Picture: AFP

BENGALURU - Britain’s health ministry said on Friday coronavirus-related restrictions on two households mixing would be lifted in parts of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire from 2 September.

A tight lockdown would remain in place in Leicester for a further two weeks as cases remain high, the ministry said in a statement.

Around four million people were ordered on 30 July not to mix with other households in Greater Manchester, the biggest city in northern England, parts of West Yorkshire and East Lancashire, though they could still go to the pub and to work.

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