Pubs and dining establishments caused just 3% of coronavirus infections during the week before the announced 10pm curfew

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Pubs and restaurants were responsible for fewer than three per cent of infections in the week before the curfew was imposed, Public Health England (PHE) monitors revealed as the new 10pm curfew at the weekend turned into chaotic scenes.

In fact, schools and care homes accounted for more than two thirds of all positive tests, figures published by Public England each week show.

Official figures show hospitality was behind the low incidence of the flu in the week leading up to the 10.00 pm curfew being imposed.

The new emergency measures were taken after local restrictions on public transport failed to reduce the infection rate across many cities in the north east.