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Coronavirus London: Drinkers pack bars during first night under new rules

Added 10-17-20 10:36:03pm EST - “Restaurants in Covent Garden which would normally be busy with visitors lie empty due new restrictions brought in to stop the rise in coronavirus cases.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Drinkers pack bars in London during first night under new rules”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Drinkers packed into the streets of London, Leeds and Manchester last night despite curbs putting a stop to multiple households sitting inside pubs and restaurants.

In central London drinkers braved the cold to sit outside as the city experienced its first night in Tier Two lockdown.

They filled streets that been deserted during daylight as businesses reported increased cancellations and said revenue across bars and restaurants in central London had plunged by 85 per cent.  

London entered Tier 2 at midnight on Friday, banning multiple households from meeting inside pubs and restaurants. That did not deter drinkers, who met outside and sat on tables in the streets despite the cold.  

In Manchester and Leeds, where Tier 2 restrictions have been in place since Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the new rules last week, revellers danced even after the pubs closed for the 10pm curfew.  

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