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BBC News 12 Oct 2020

Covid UK restrictions: Saturday night street scenes


All pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues in England are required to close at 10pm to try and contain a surge of new Coronavirus cases.

Videos on social media showed Saturday night street scenes in some UK cities, including an impromptu game of cricket in London.

Boris Johnson is set to unveil a new system for implementing COVID-19 restrictions.
"Saturday Night Live" marked it's return to TV with a live studio audience by pulling in 7.77 million viewers - the most since the season premiere in 2016. The show faced backlash for making jokes about President Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis, with many of his supporters saying it crossed the line. Alec Baldwin, who plays Trump on the show, posted a video defending the show, saying that if he had been considered gravely ill, they would not have made any jokes at all about the illness.
Quebec and Ontario have reimposed COVID-19 restrictions as the number of new cases continues to rise sharply in both provinces.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden believes the government should have the power to "move quickly" over COVID-19 restrictions.

It comes after Conservative MP Steve Baker told Sophy Ridge, MPs feel "increasingly helpless" and is calling for members of parliament to be able to "share the burden" of decision making.

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