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UK drawing up plans for tough restrictions on pubs across the north England - Financial Times

People drink outdoors in Pitlochry after Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on October 7 new circuit breaker restrictions to counter the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Scotland, Britain October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is drawing up plans for tough restrictions on pubs across the north of England as the finance ministry finalised a new package of coronavirus support for the stricken hospitality industry, the Financial Times reported.

The government is expected to announce new lockdown restrictions in northern England, including Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Nottingham by the weekend, the FT reported on Wednesday.

Reporting by Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler

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