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6 August 2020, 08:26 | Updated: 6 August 2020, 08:31
Preston is expected to have new lockdown rules put in place in a matter of days.
Preston is at risk of becoming the next UK city to be put on a local lockdown.
This comes after there was a spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the area, with numbers doubling from 22 to 49 in just a week.
Lancashire's director of public health Dr Sakthi Karunanithi has now said Preston could be put under stricter lockdown rules in 'the next few days'.
Here's everything we know:
At the moment, nothing has been confirmed by the Government.
However, Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, Lancashire's director of public health, has said he expects the Government to tighten restrictions in a matter of days.
He said that "given the statistics, the direction of travel and the size of the issue" his "personal and professional opinion" is that lockdown will return to Preston.
Preston is at risk of being put back into lockdown due to a rise in cases of COVID-19.
The week of July 31, Preston recorded 49 new cases of the virus.
This is over double the figure they saw the week prior, which was 22.