Pubs, Restaurants In UK Shut Indefinitely Over Coronavirus Threat

“Some people may of course be tempted to go out tonight, but please don’t,'” Boris Johnson mentioned (File)


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson informed cafes, pubs and restaurants throughout the nation to shut on Friday night time and to keep shut indefinitely to help slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

“We are telling cafes, bars and restaurants to close tonight as soon as they reasonably can and not to open tomorrow,” Johnson informed reporters in Downing Street. “Though to be clear, they will proceed to present takeout companies.

“Some folks could of course be tempted to exit tonight, and I say to these folks, ‘please do not,'” Johnson mentioned.

He mentioned the federal government had to implement the closure of cafes, pubs, restaurants in addition to gyms and leisure centres to slow the spread of the virus.

“We’re additionally telling nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms and leisure centres to shut on the identical timescale,” Johnson said. “The unhappy factor is immediately, for now, at the least bodily, we’d like to preserve folks aside.”

Another 39 folks have died in England after testing optimistic for the coronavirus, bringing the full quantity of confirmed deaths in the nation to 167, the National Health Service mentioned on Friday.

Johnson’s finance minister Rishi Sunak mentioned the federal government was stepping in to pay companies hit by the coronavirus outbreak not to lay off staff.

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