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UK News Key points from Boris Johnson’s coronavirus statement to MPs

16:00  22 september  2020
16:00  22 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Here are the key points, which will come into force in England in the next week, from the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons.

Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie: Prime Minister Boris Johnson (House of Commons) © House of Commons Prime Minister Boris Johnson (House of Commons)

– Office workers who can work from home should do so.

– Pubs, bars and restaurants in England will be ordered to close by 10pm each night from Thursday.

– The hospitality sector will be restricted to table service only from Thursday.

– Face coverings must be worn in taxis and private hire vehicles, and by retail staff while at work.

– Customers in indoor hospitality will also have to wear face coverings – except while seated at a table to eat or drink.

a group of people standing in front of a store: Customers wearing face masks (Liam McBurney/PA) © Provided by PA Media Customers wearing face masks (Liam McBurney/PA)

– The exemptions to the rule of six will be reduced, banning indoor team sport – such as indoor five-a-side football matches.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has used a national TV address to set out strict new measures aimed at protecting people from the coronavirus outbreak. This is his statement in full: "Good evening, The coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for decades - and this country is not alone.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation on coronavirus . Prime Minister' s Office, 10 Downing Street and The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP.

– The planned return of spectators to sports venues will now not go ahead from October 1.

– Wedding ceremonies and receptions will be capped at 15 people from Monday, but up to 30 will still be able to attend a funeral.


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