Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality businesses have been ordered to close by 10pm in the government’s latest bid to tackle the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Starting from this Thursday, all businesses in the hospitality industry will be required to close their doors by the national curfew, with table service now required by law.
The news comes as Boris Johnson prepares to address the nation about the new restrictions tomorrow evening at 8pm.
Speaking of the new restrictions, a spokesperson for No.10 has said: “No-one underestimates the challenges the new measures will pose to many individuals and businesses.
“We know this won’t be easy, but we must take further action to control the resurgence in cases of the virus and protect the NHS.”
Similar restrictions have already been implemented in Bolton and other parts of Lancashire.
Chief Scientific Advisor for the government, Sir Patrick Vallance, addressed the nation earlier today, warning that cases could rise to 50,000 daily by next month if action isn’t taken now.