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Footage of large numbers of people spilling out onto city streets after 10pm have raised fears the Government’s new curfew could do more harm than good. As of September 24, pubs and restaurants in England and Wales are now required to close their doors at 10pm in an attempt to curb the surge in coronavirus cases. However, the BBC’s Andrew Marr was sceptical of the effectiveness of the policy as he grilled Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.
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“Those of us who remember the old days when there was a hard end to drinking in pubs remember what happened in the last hour to half-hour.
“Everybody just drank harder and faster and poured out altogether, as is happening in London now.
“In other words, there is no science behind this, I put it to you, and it could make things worse, not better.”
Mr Dowden insisted there was definitely scientific evidence for the decision.
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