September 21, 2020 10.42 pm This story is over 38 months old

All pubs and restaurants told to shut at 10pm

Lockdown & curfew!

Pubs, bars, restaurants and hospitality venues will be forced to shut at 10pm from Thursday, September 24, in a bid to curb the spike in coronavirus cases across the country.

There will be table service only restrictions, BBC News reports.

In a Commons statement followed by a TV address, the PM will unveil new measures, according to Sky News.

The UK’s COVID-19 alert level moves to 4, which means transmission is “high or rising exponentially”.

There have been 36 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Greater Lincolnshire on Monday.

Hospital trusts in our region today confirmed they had 16 COVID-19 patients.

Eight more schools in Lincolnshire have had positive cases since Friday, including four in the Lincoln area.

Lincolnshire County Council said 20 schools currently have positive cases.

So far this month, there were 415 cases of coronavirus in Greater Lincolnshire.

Meanwhile, government advisors said the UK has “got to get in control” of COVID-19 as cases continue to rise.

Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Chris Whitty explained cases were currently doubling every seven days nationally, and warned that without any changes, it could rise exponentially to 50,000 cases a day by mid-October, and hundreds of daily deaths again.

Health secretary Matt Hancock announced new measures including a £500 payment to support those on low-income who had to self-isolate during a commons debate this afternoon.

He also announed a list of priority groups for testing including those in hospitals, in care homes, NHS staff, virus hotspots and for teaching staff with symptoms.

Nationally, cases increased by 4,368 to 398,625 cases, while deaths increased by 11 to 41,788.