Shopper numbers jump 218% as England reopens economy

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LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) - The reopening of England's shopping districts drew the crowds on Monday, with footfall across all UK retail destinations to 0900 GMT jumping 218% on last week, Springboard data showed.

Springboard said UK footfall to shopping centres had risen by 340%. With infection numbers falling in Britain, English shops, hairdressers, gyms and pub gardens reopened early on Monday.

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Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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