Tighter restrictions introduced in Bolton to curb coronavirus

Pubs and restaurants in north-west England town restricted to takeaway-only

A series of tougher measures have been imposed in Bolton to stem a surge in Covid-19 cases, including restaurants and pubs being restricted to takeaways, as well as late-night limits on opening hours.

Current guidance that people cannot socialise outside of their households in the Greater Manchester town will also be made law, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, announced in a statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday.

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