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The TRUE cause of coronavirus outbreaks in England exposed in new graph

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Cases of the deadly virus continue to rise across England and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has introduced new measures to curb the spread of coronavirus. But the Prime Minister is facing criticism over new rules, which have been branded “draconian”.

From today, pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes have been banned from playing music which exceeds 85 decibels, although live performances are exempt.

The same rules also say that pub landlords or those who run other venues like hotel bars, restaurants and members clubs, must take “all reasonable measures” to stop singing on the premises by customers in groups of more than six, and dancing.

It comes just days after the Prime Minister ordered all pubs and restaurants to abide by a 10pm curfew.

However, despite the new rules which have come into force, according to statistics from Public Health England, the hospitality industry, including bars and restaurants, only accounted for three percent of all coronavirus outbreaks.

According to PHE reports, the hospitality industry was far behind the likes of schools and colleges, which account for 41.7 percent (222) of England’s outbreaks.

Care homes recorded 25.2 recent (134), followed by offices and factories – which saw 19.2 percent (102) – and hospitals at 5.8 percent (102).

Out of all the 772 outbreaks of respiratory illnesses recorded across the country in the week to September 20, 532 tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.

Mr Johnson’s new measures come after pubs and bars were told to close at 10pm.

Drinkers were pictured over the weekend crowding onto public transport at closing time sparking fears of a rise in infections.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “We know that the vast majority of people want to do the right thing.

“What we are setting out is that those who recklessly take risks with the health of their friends, families and communities should expect this to be taken seriously.

“We have set out details of the new rules on self-isolation just over a week ago now, in order to give people advance notice of what the system would be.

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“Obviously we have subsequently been finalising the regulations and making sure that we have got all the steps that we need in place for contact tracing to be effective and to ensure that the self-isolation rules can be properly followed.”

Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, lashed out at the government for not consulting the industry.

She said: “The cumulative impact of layering restriction upon restriction is making it harder for pubs to survive.

“We have already seen a total ban on music in pubs in Scotland, which has seen trade plummet there.

“The sector has not been consulted on the evidence base for these extra restrictions on music.

“We are acutely aware of our responsibilities as businesses, but the Government is in danger of cutting off any chance of a recovery.”

On Monday, Downing Street defending the curfew for pubs, restaurants and bars.

The spokesman said: “I’m not aware of anything specific in that regard. The decision to reduce time to 10pm was based on the fact it had been in operation in the local lockdown areas and had been considered to strike the right balance.”

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said he had received reports of supermarkets “absolutely packed out to the rafters” following closing time on Saturday with people rushing to buy more alcohol so they could carry on drinking.

“I think there needs to be an urgent review of the emerging evidence from police forces across the country,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

“My gut feeling is that this curfew is doing more harm than good.”

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