Schools Open in Parts of Leicester Where Infection Rates are as High as 115 Cases Per 100,000 Population!

Thoughts of a Leicester Socialist

It is widely known that when covid-infection rates are high then it is not safe to continue life as normal, and thankfully at present we know that infection rates (although rising) are relatively low in the UK and stand at 15 new cases a week per 100,000 population. However, we should be clear that in certain parts of the country infection rates are still high enough to pose a significant risk to community safety.

Leicester remains in lockdown, and until at least September 11 people are not even allowed to meet up with a single member of another household in their own back yards… even if they keep 2m apart and wear face coverings.

In Leicester, infection rates peaked on June 22 at a massive 171 cases per 100,000 population. Although not known at the time, the infection rate in Leicester was similarly high when the government encouraged a partial…

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