Mayor of London calls for "rapid review" of 10pm curfew

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan calls for "rapid review" of 10pm curfew

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Sadiq Khan says he is pushing for a rapid review of the 10pm curfew imposed on hospitality businesses.

The Mayor of London has warned  that the capital is at a “very serious tipping point” in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic and has called for effective measures to curb its spread.

Posting on Twitter a video he conducted with BBC Radio London, Khan said: "London is at a very serious tipping point in the fight against COVID-19, and we need effective measures to stop the spread. This includes a rapid review of the 10pm curfew, given what we've seen in the streets outside pubs and bars across the UK."

Speaking on BBC London he said: “I’m concerned though, when I see what’s happening at 10pm and thereafter in pubs, bars and restaurants across London but also across the country.

“What I’m saying to the Government is they should undertake a rapid review on the effectiveness of the 10pm curfew, because I worry inadvertently the virus could be spreading rather than it being reduced by this 10pm curfew.

“That’s why I think that when you’re in a position of power and influence whether you’re the mayor or the government, you should have the humility to say listen, you know what this may not be working, let’s have a look at this again because it could be counterproductive.”

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