- UK parliamentary authorities have quickly U-turned on a decision exempting Parliament from the nation’s new coronavirus-related 10 p.m. drinking curfew.
- Under the exemption, which sparked a barrage of complaints after becoming public Monday, members of Parliament had been allowed to continue drinking after bars and restaurants across the country closed.
- Compulsory registration for drinkers as well as restrictions compelling the wearing of masks also did not apply.
- The news followed scenes of large crowds on British streets and on public transport as drinkers began being forced to leave pubs at the same time.
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Bars inside the UK’s Houses of Parliament will no longer be exempt from new coronavirus restrictions following public outcry about the decision.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced earlier this month that all bars and restaurants in England would have to close their doors at 10 p.m. in a bid to