CORONAVIRUS NEWS: PM announces pubs and restaurants to close


PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has announced that pubs, restaurants and cafes are to close from Friday night.

The measure is further indication of the government’s commitment to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection wherever possible.

Nightclubs, gyms, theatres, cinemas and leisure centres are expected to close until further notice if they haven’t already done so.

Meanwhile, Tesco has introduced measures to reduce the risk to protect customers and staff.

Dave Lewis CEO said: “To ensure everything possible to reduce the risk of infection for both our customers and colleagues, we will be introducing some distancing measures at the checkout and, to make it swifter, invite customers who can, to pay by card.”

The distancing measures in the Tesco Express store on the Banbury Road in Stratford-upon-Avon


  • wicked messenger

    Pubs, restaurants, cafes….that’s most of today’s Stratford town centre shut down in one swoop. Interesting to see what has survived when it reopens, next year.

    • 1jamessmith1

      some may choose not to after all that time. Do check if you wish, I believe that take aways are still allowed

  • JD Hogg

    Total, suicidal insanity.