U.K. might impose a 10 pm closing deadline for all pubs, bars and restaurants as part of plans to control crowds.
The U.K. government has raised its coronavirus alert level from three to four, which indicates that the transmission of the virus is high and rising “exponentially“.
Downing Street on Monday said new curbs on the hospitality section will come in force across England from Thursday, imposing a 10 pm closing deadline for all pubs, bars and restaurants as part of plans to control crowds.
There will also be a table service only stipulation for all such venues as part of the new restrictions, which will be formally tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday by U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Earlier, the Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) of all four regions of the United Kingdom — England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales — issued a joint statement to confirm the…