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All pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues in England must have a 22:00 closing time from Thursday, to help curb the spread of coronavirus.
The sector will also be restricted by law to table service only.
The measures will be set out by the prime minister in Parliament before an address to the nation to be broadcast live at 20:00 BST on Tuesday.
It comes as the UK’s Covid-19 alert level moved to 4, meaning transmission is “high or rising exponentially”….
Pakistan blast: At least seven dead in Peshawar school attack – BBC News
At least seven people were killed in the attack during a class in the city of Peshawar, police say.
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At least seven people have died and more than 50 injured after an explosion during a class at a religious school in Pakistan, police have said.
Hospital officials say those killed in the attack, which took place in the northern city of Peshawar, were aged between 20 and 30.
Dozens of others were injured, including four under the age of 13.
No group has yet claimed responsibility. An investigation has been launched.
Earlier reports suggested four of the dead were children,…
Global coronavirus report: Italian police use tear gas to disperse lockdown protests – The Guardian
WHO tells countries ‘not to give up’ as virus fatigue sets in; protesters and police clash in Barcelona; US daily deaths rise 10% in two weeks
Police in Italy have fired tear gas to disperse angry crowds in the northern cities of Turin and Milan after protests against the latest round of anti-coronavirus restrictions flared into violence.
As the head of the World Health Organization urged countries not to give up in their fight to contain the virus, luxury goods shops, including a Gucci fashion shop, were ransacked in the centre of Turin as crowds of youths took to the streets after nightfall, letting off firecrackers and lighting coloured…
Covid-19: Warrington moves into tier 3 restrictions – BBC News
The Cheshire town is the latest area to be moved into the top tier of Covid-19 restrictions.
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Warrington is the latest area to move into the top tier of Covid-19 measures as infection rates continue to rise.
Tier three restrictions came into force at midnight in the Cheshire town –
two days earlier than originally planned.
Council leader Russ Bowden said it was the right decision to move Warrington into the “very high” Covid alert level.
“This is a public health imperative. What we need to do is protect the…
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