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Pubs and restaurants in one of London’s main hotspots were bustling on Saturday but businesses admitted they do not know how to enforce the latest restrictions.
The English capital was placed into Tier 2 lockdown measures at midnight on Friday, meaning it is now illegal for Londoners to socialise indoors with people outside their household.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday reported 8,028,332 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 70,078 from its previous count a day earlier, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,001 to 217,918.
On Friday, the US reported more than 69,100 new cases, the most in a single day since about 71,300 were reported on 29 July, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Today’s update on the numbers:
Of the 159,972 tests reported yesterday, 1,784 were positive (1.11% of total)
Total hospitalizations are at 929.
Sadly, there were 9 COVID fatalities yesterday. pic.twitter.com/gq13OTUnv3