UK PM orders lockdown to fight Covid-19

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London - Johnson tells establishments should shut 'as soon as they reasonably can'


Published: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 8:33 PM

Last updated: Sat 21 Mar 2020, 8:00 AM

Britain on Friday announced tougher restrictions to fight the coronavirus outbreak, telling cafes, pubs, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, theatres and leisure centres to close.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said they should shut "as soon as they reasonably can" from Friday night and not reopen on Saturday, but said takeout services would still be allowed.

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