Coronavirus news - live: MPs criticise 'shambolic' 10pm curfew for pubs as rapid tests to be rolled out in NHS hospitals

Chiara Giordano,Samuel Osborne and Conrad Duncan
Police officers on patrol ahead of closing time in Soho, London, after pubs and restaurants were subject to a 10pm curfew to combat the rise in coronavirus cases in England. (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
Police officers on patrol ahead of closing time in Soho, London, after pubs and restaurants were subject to a 10pm curfew to combat the rise in coronavirus cases in England. (Yui Mok/PA Wire)

MPs have criticised the government’s 10pm curfew for hospitality venues, such as pubs and restaurants, amid growing frustration in parliament over the lack of scrutiny for coronavirus restrictions.

The criticism came as Labour called for rapid review of the policy after Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham warned it was “doing more harm than good” in the fight against Covid-19.

Meanwhile, new rapid testing kits are set to be rolled out in hospitals across England as part of plans to deliver coronavirus results to patients and medical staff within one hour.