March 23, 2020 / 11:49 AM / 17 days ago

Shoppers desert UK high streets in coronavirus crisis, footfall down 41%

LONDON (Reuters) - Shoppers deserted Britain’s high streets last week, with footfall down 41% according to Springboard, after the government advised people to stay at home and a growing number of businesses were either told to or chose to shut.

Pub were instructed to close on Friday, while cafes and restaurants were only allowed to offer take-out food and drink.

A growing number of chains, including McDonald’s and Primark, have shut completely in Britain until the coronavirus crisis abates.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Kate Holton

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