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Shocked: Rev David Monteith

Shocked: Rev David Monteith

Shocked: Rev David Monteith

The Northern Ireland-born Dean of Leicester has said the city has been "stunned" to see lockdown restrictions return after a spike in Covid-19 cases.

The Very Rev David Monteith, from Enniskillen, said he wanted to offer a message of support to those now facing added weeks of uncertainty.

He also called on the government not to forget the most vulnerable, with many of those testing positive for the virus in Leicester coming from low income and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds. The first localised lockdown in the UK was announced after Health Secretary Matt Hancock said around 10% of all positive cases in England were detected there over the last week.