Working and living practices may explain Leicester's coronavirus spike

Clark, I. ORCID: 0000-0001-7698-2715, Fearnall-Williams, H. ORCID: 0000-0002-4183-4840, Hunter, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-5501-6718 and Pickford, R. ORCID: 0000-0001-9741-6923, 2020. Working and living practices may explain Leicester's coronavirus spike. The Conversation.

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Abstract

Following a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, Leicester has become the first city in the UK to enter a full local lockdown. All non-essential shops and schools have been closed, and the government’s plan to reopen pubs and restaurants has been postponed. The city has recorded more than 900 new COVID-19 cases over the last two weeks. Our research suggests that the many small-unit garment businesses and numerous roadside hand car washes may have contributed to the spike in cases. Cramped high-density living conditions, inappropriate social distancing and continued business operation during the lockdown may also have played a part.

Item Type: Newspaper or popular journal contribution
Publication Title: The Conversation
Creators: Clark, I., Fearnall-Williams, H., Hunter, J. and Pickford, R.
Publisher: The Conversation Trust (UK) Limited
Date: 2 July 2020
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Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 27 Jul 2020 13:37
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2020 08:59
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40276

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