10pm nightlife ban not a silver bullet to tackle Covid, says Raab

Restrictions unveiled on Tuesday criticised for not going ‘anywhere near far enough’

Forcing pubs and restaurants to close earlier is no “silver bullet” in tackling the rising tide of Covid-19, the UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has said, as a government science adviser warned the package of measures unveiled by the prime minister on Tuesday do not go “anywhere near far enough”.

New restrictions coming into force in England from Thursday include hospitality businesses having to shut by 10pm, a renewed ban on indoor team sports and stricter rules on mask-wearing.

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