COVID-19: British Pubs Forced To Shut Following New Cases Days After Reopening

Videos from various pubs showed that large crowds had gathered outside flouting social distancing norms.

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July 8, 2020

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When the government finally decided to let the joints open, beer-guzzling Brits paid no heed to any COVID-19 warnings. The Brits dubbed the Super Saturday and gathered at pubs around Great Britain to catch up with their friends over pints of beer. However, since very few were following social distancing norms, a lot of new Coronavirus cases are being traced back to these pubs, forcing many of them to shut down.

When the pubs were reopened on Saturday (July 4) for the first time after four months, the customers entering were being asked for their contact details before they could enter. This is something that is meant to help with contact tracing if someone was later found to have the virus. Despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s warning to beer drinkers to drink responsibly, videos coming in from various pubs showed that large crowds had gathered outside city pubs with no social distancing.

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