REPORTS of a Covid-19 outbreak in Keighley are incorrect, Bradford's Director of Public Health has said. 

Health Secretary Matt Hancock appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning to discuss the localised lockdown in Leicester after a spike in cases. 

Discussing the measures taken in the city, he told the BBC: "These much more targeted measures have worked in other outbreaks, so we’ve had an outbreak in Keighley, which we dealt with by shutting a factory there, we've had an outbreak in Weston-super-Mare that we've dealt with by shutting a hospital there to new admissions.

"We've shut GP surgeries in Enfield, so we've been taking this highly-localised approach."

The mention of Keighley came as a surprise to many, with people taking to social media site Twitter urging clarification. 

Others questioned whether the Health Secretary had meant to say Kirklees, where the Kober meat factory in Cleckheaton temporarily closed following an outbreak.

Sarah Muckle, Director of Public Health in Bradford, told the Telegraph & Argus that there was not an outbreak in Keighley and the Health Secretary had got it wrong. 

She also speculated that he meant to say Kirklees. 

Bradford Council Leader Susan Hinchcliffe said: “We’ve had confirmation from Public Health England that the Secretary of State meant Kirklees, not Keighley.  The Secretary of State made a mistake.

"We’ve obviously had a lot of press calls this morning to deal with regarding this matter.  We continue to work hard with the people of the district to protect Keighley and all the parts of the Bradford district from the infection spreading.”

The Telegraph & Argus has contacted the Department for Health and Social Care  for clarification.