Coronavirus is spreading ‘quickly and widely’ in London, Mayor Sadiq Khan warns as number of new daily cases rises

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At the same time, Khan has questioned some of the restrictions imposed by the government. Last week, he called for an “immediate review” of the 10pm curfew on hospitality businesses. The earlier closing time for pubs, bars and restaurants “may be a counterproductive measure,” he suggested, adding that “emergency financial aid” must be provided to businesses while the restrictions are in place.

The government may still impose additional restrictions “if necessary” to contain the spread of the virus. On Sunday, Britain reported a jump in daily Covid-19 cases to a record 22,961 after authorities said that more than 15,000 test results had been “lost” earlier due to a technical glitch.

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