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England's pubs to close early to tackle COVID-19 rise - The Sun

FILE PHOTO: People drink outside a pub at the Covent Garden shopping and dining district, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain, August 2, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Pubs in England will have to close at 10pm local time to tackle rising COVID-19 infections, and bars and restaurants could be shut completely in hard-hit areas, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce on Tuesday, the Sun newspaper reported.

Shares in pub and restaurant operators slumped on Monday after Health Minister Matt Hancock said the hospitality sector could face greater restrictions.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by William James