Speaking in the Commons on Monday, the Health Secretary mentioned the easing of the lockdown deliberate for the remainder of England on July Four can not occur in town due to rising cases.
Mr Hancock mentioned that non-essential retailers should shut from Tuesday to assist include the outbreak.
Schools which have welcomed again pupils in Leicester after guidelines had been eased will now should shut from Thursday.
The Health Secretary mentioned these measures will likely be reviewed in two weeks.
He instructed the Commons: “We suggest to folks of Leicester say at house as a lot as you may.
“The extra folks observe the principles the sooner we’ll get management of this virus and get Leicester again to regular.”
It comes as newest figures from Public Health England confirmed that 866 new cases of Covid-19 had been reported in town in the 2 weeks as much as June 23.
Meanwhile, there have been 2,987 optimistic cases in Leicester for the reason that pandemic started.
The native lockdown is the primary main check of the Government’s potential to hold out crackdowns on localised coronavirus flare-ups — the coverage dubbed “whack-a-mole” by Boris Johnson.
Mr Hancock instructed MPs: “Having taken medical recommendation on the actions obligatory and mentioned them with the native crew in Leicester and Leicestershire, we’ve got made some tough however necessary choices.
“We’ve determined that from tomorrow, non-essential retail should shut and as kids have been notably impacted by this outbreak, colleges may also want to shut from Thursday, staying open for susceptible kids and youngsters of important staff as they did all through.
“Unfortunately, the medical recommendation is that the comfort of defending measures due on July 6 can not now happen in Leicester.
“We suggest to folks in Leicester, keep at house as a lot as you may, and we suggest in opposition to all however important journey to, from and inside Leicester.
“We’ll monitor intently adhering to social distancing guidelines and we’ll take additional steps if that’s what’s obligatory.”
Matt Hancock mentioned the measures will likely be saved under evaluate and won’t be saved in place “any longer than is necessary”, including: “We’ll evaluate if we will launch any of the measures in two weeks.
“These Leicester-specific measures will apply not simply to town of Leicester but additionally the encompassing conurbation together with, for instance, Oadby, Birstall and Glenfield.
“I do know that this can be a worrying time for folks residing in Leicester and I would like you to know you’ve our full assist.
“We don’t take these choices evenly however with the pursuits of the folks of Leicester in our hearts,” the Health Secretary added.
Mr Hancock additionally introduced in the Commons additional measures in Leicester to assist sort out the outbreak, together with the organising of a walk-in testing centre for these with coronavirus signs.
He mentioned: “Anyone in Leicester with symptoms must come forward for a test.”
Matt Hancock added in the Commons: “These actions are profoundly in the nationwide curiosity too as a result of it’s in everybody’s pursuits that we management the virus as regionally as doable.
“Local motion like this is a vital instrument in our armoury to take care of outbreaks whereas we get the nation again on its ft.”
The Health Secretary mentioned lowering social contact will cut back the unfold of Covid-19, including: “Precise, targeted actions like these will give the virus nowhere to hide and help us defeat this invisible killer.”
The Government’s choice to increase lockdown measures in Leicester comes after Mr Hancock met with native leaders earlier in the afternoon to debate the flare-up.
Ahead of the assembly, town’s mayor Sir Peter Soulsby criticised the Government’s obvious lack of communication with town council concerning the outbreak.
He mentioned he had been despatched paperwork at round 1am on Monday that contained “very little substance” and protested of “incredible frustration” at getting information out of the Government.
Earlier, a supply instructed the Standard that Leicester had been intently monitored for greater than per week and in the previous few days the information had proven a worrying pattern.
The information confirmed coronavirus outbreaks primarily based round workplaces together with meat and meals processing companies.
On Friday evening, a crew of well being officers had been dispatched to town to research and confirmed that cases had been spreading amongst communities the place it’s common to search out a number of generations in a family.