UK coronavirus LIVE: Cases up by 14,162 as fury grows over 10pm curfew while Scottish pubs hit by Covid crackdown

Harriet Brewis, April Roach
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People in Soho, London, after pubs and restaurants were subject to a 10pm curfew to combat the rise in coronavirus cases in England: PA
People in Soho, London, after pubs and restaurants were subject to a 10pm curfew to combat the rise in coronavirus cases in England: PA

Nicola Sturgeon has announced a raft of new measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, with many pubs banned from selling alcohol indoors as part of a two-week crackdown.

The move came as Sir Keir Starmer hinted that Labour could oppose the controversial 10pm curfew as he called on Boris Johnson to publish the science behind the measure.

The Labour leader said the Government should release the information before MPs vote on the restriction next Monday. During a heated PMQs, He also accused ministers of a “lack of clarity” over Covid curbs, accusing Mr Johnson of governing "in hindsight" .

It comes as the UK is on the brink of further lockdown measures after the number of Covid cases almost doubled in a week, while infections surged by 14,162 overnight, bringing the UK total to 544,275.

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