UK: Coronavirus: 1 million jobs at risk as government leaves pubs, bars and restaurants ‘in limbo’ over pandemic

Up to 1 million workers in pubs, bars and restaurants face losing their jobs after Boris Johnson urged Britons not to go out in a bid to halt coronavirus.

Britain’s £120bn hospitality industry immediately hit back, saying pubs and bars were now “in limbo” without government support and with no ability to claim insurance for a huge decline in trade.

The prime minister announced new measures on Friday urging people to avoid all “non-essential” social contact, but pub owners warned the sector faces an “existential threat” unless the government urgently steps in with financial support.

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  1. That is just the UK. Same in all other ‘lock-down’ countries. How many of these businesses will not be able to re-open

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