Coronavirus cases are being monitored across the UK, with local lockdowns implemented when cases spike. Areas are put back under the strict lockdown conditions of a few months ago to varying degrees, depending on the severity. Data is published each week to keep track of cases, and this week some areas have seen cases creep up.
One such are is Leeds, with residents warned there will be “no alternative” to further lockdown restrictions if coronavirus infection rates continue to rise.
The city is expected to be added to Public Health England’s weekly watch list of areas of concern, following a rise in cases over the previous weeks.
The city council has said being on the list would not mean further restrictions would be brought in at this stage.
However, it would mean increased monitoring of cases and could see additional steps taken in the future.
Council leader and chair of the outbreak control board, Judith…