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Daily coronavirus figures for Preston and South Ribble as pubs given extension over takeaway services

Posted on - 7th November, 2020 - 7:54pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Politics, Preston News, Pubs
Ships'n'Giggles in Fylde Road is one of many pubs offering a takeaway service - in their case 1p meals for those in need in the city Pic: Tony Worrall
Ships’n’Giggles in Fylde Road is one of many pubs offering a takeaway service – in their case 1p meals for those in need in the city Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston’s latest coronavirus figures in the first weekend have been confirmed.

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The city saw 98 new cases for Saturday (7 November), second only to Blackburn with Darwen in the highest daily total in Lancashire. Blackburn had 145 new cases.

South Ribble recorded 46 new coronavirus cases.

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Infection rates for Preston and South Ribble have been dropping throughout the last five days, although the city still has some of the highest Covid-19 rates in England.

England has started its first weekend of the new national lockdown which is due to last until 2 December.

A helping hand for pubs

Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has announced pubs across the country will be able to serve takeaway food and alcohol until 2022.

The government had u-turned on a ban on takeaway alcohol in the second lockdown – after it had initially said only food could be sold via delivery.

Regulations have been amended so businesses do not need to go through planning applications to obtain permission to provide takeaway services.

The exemption runs until March 23 2022.

Read more: How we’re supporting pubs and restaurants switching to deliver during lockdown

Mr Jenrick said: “Making it easier for them to provide takeaways has helped these businesses to adapt and helped sustain many through an unbelievably difficult year.”

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