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At the daily briefing to the nation this afternoon, Prime Minister Boris Johnston has told restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars and clubs to close as the death toll from COVID-19 rises.

Also, the PM gave the same message to leisure sites, like cinemas and theatres, and sports venues, such as leisure centres and gyms.

Although most foodservice businesses - particularly in hardest hit London - are struggling to survive as customers and staff self-isolate, with the exception of supermarkets, convenience stores and food delivery services, some are finding ways to stay afloat.

The PM clarified that if the restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs, and food retailers such as bakeries, that are becoming delivery (or click & collect) only sites, they can continue to trade.

(image: BBC)