Drinkers in England have faced the first evening of new measures aimed atpreventing the spread of coronavirus. From Thursday, all pubs, bars andrestaurants had to shut by 10pm – meaning time at the bar will be calledsomewhere around 9pm. Many people were not put off a midweek tipple or two bythe new restrictions on Thursday, with pub-goers still heading to Soho,central London.
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Composer and theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber told MPs that it would beeconomically “impossible” to run theatres with social distancing. He spent£100,000 on a pilot project, trialling measures at the London Palladium, inthe hope that it could allow the theatre business to get up and running.
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