Leicester, more than anywhere in the country, is grimly familiar with lockdown.
For more than 24 weeks people of the city have been living under restrictions on their movements, their work, their family and social lives, that would have been unimaginable only a year ago.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock shone the spotlight on our city in June when he announced an outbreak of coronavirus centred right here.
Then, not long after, we achieved something unenviable and became the first city to be placed in a local lockdown.
Coronavirus infections spiraled to the extent that alarm bells rang in Westminster and Leicester became the story of the summer, locally, nationally and internationally - the guinea pig
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