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Hospitality sector faces 'heartbreak' of closures; Experts say pubs, bars, restaurants and other facilities could be shut for good in wake of outbreak

Mar 21, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)
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THE Government's order to close all caf├ęs, pubs, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, gyms, theatres and leisure centres will inflict severe long-term damage on the sector, economists have warned.

The announcement followed concerns that swathes of the population were ignoring advice to avoid public places to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "I do accept that what we're doing is extraordinary: we're taking away the ancient, inalienable right of free...