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Coronavirus: David Lammy warns that people are ‘bubbling out of pubs’ due to curfew

Coronavirus: David Lammy warns that people are ‘bubbling out of pubs’ due to curfew

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Shadow justice secretary David Lammy has said that the introduction of a 22:00 curfew for pubs in England has led to people "bubbling out of pubs" at the same time.The Labour MP said that drinkers were "hanging around towns and they're potentially spreading the virus".Mr Lammy questioned the "science" behind the new restrictions, saying: "It's not clear where that came from."But the culture secretary said: "There is definitely science behind it."Oliver Dowden, speaking to BBC One's Andrew Marr Show, insisted: "That's why we're requiring people to be seated in pubs and restaurants, so that stops the flow of them to and from the bar."We are reducing the closing times to stop people staying later and drinking.""And the point about all of this is that everyon...