Fresh lockdown restrictions imposed across parts of the Midlands

Fresh lockdown restrictions have come into force in parts of the Midlands in an attempt by the Government to halt the rise in coronavirus cases.

Wolverhampton and Oadby and Wigston in Leicester are subject to the new restrictions, which have been confirmed by the Department for Health following consultation with local leaders.

In Wolverhampton and Oadby and Wigston, people will be barred from Tuesday September 22 from socialising with other people outside their own households or support bubbles in private homes and gardens.

People will be allowed to continue to travel to work and children will remain in school, said the Government.

The news comes as there were an estimated 6,000 new infections a day were recorded in England from 4 to 10 September.