Andy Burnham calls for urgent review of 10pm coronavirus curfew

Manchester mayor says rule for pubs and restaurants in England is doing more harm than good

The Greater Manchester mayor has called for an urgent review of the 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants in England, warning that it is doing more harm than good and has created an “incentive” for people to gather in homes and streets.

Andy Burnham suggested a 9pm curfew on the sale of alcohol in shops and supermarkets should be put in place alongside the current restriction, to prevent a rush to buy supplies for gatherings after pubs close.

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