Leicester city resumes lockdown – what it means for Foxes, next game

Testing centre at Leicester City's ground (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Testing centre at Leicester City's ground (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images) /

With the city of Leicester resuming lockdown, what impact will this significant decision have on the Foxes? They are due to play Everton on Wednesday.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has explained that the city of Leicester will effectively enter another phase of lockdown, due to a severe spike in coronavirus cases.

Sadly this measure will negatively affect the community’s mental health, and local businesses will of course suffer as a consequence. Schools – for the majority of pupils – along with any nonessential shops will close this week. But how does all this influence proceedings for the Foxes and their upcoming opponents?

Leicester City COVID-19 update

Naturally this latest news from the government is upsetting, worrying and undefined for Leicester. I’m sure the determination to shut a solitary city was not one taken likely, and with the well-being of the residents of the utmost importance.

Another concern is the public’s beloved Leicester City Football Club. Basically, regardless of the advice not to undertake nonessential travel in the county, the team will be playing their remaining fixtures, it appears.

The East Midlanders play away at Everton’s Goodison Park on Wednesday, with that match going ahead as of now. Saturday’s clash with Crystal Palace at King Power Stadium is also still permitted. Brendan Rodgers believes his squad, who all apparently live outside the city boundary, are safe and well to complete their objectives.

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