Video Of Man Spitting Beer In Pub Sparks Debate About Coronavirus Spread
The video, believed to have been filmed in a pub in Manchester, shows a man enjoying a pint with a friend whilst talking across the table.
Unfortunately, the lighting in the pub shows that the man accidentally spitting as he talks spreads the liquid from his mouth right across the table, and into the path - surely - of the person he's talking to.
It was filmed by another person in the pub, who then shared it to Twitter where it has been viewed nearly three million times, and provoked quite a reaction.
One person commented: "Soon as I saw the first spit bomb go off I got uncomfortable in my own home."
Another wrote: "This is so gross and disturbing."
A third commented: "It's ok, the pub shuts at 10. That'll solve this."
That's obviously a reference to the new rules, announced - as is now the custom - late last night ahead of Boris Johnson's appearance on the television today.
Under the new guidelines, pubs must close their doors at 10pm, and all venues in the hospitality sector must operate on a table service only basis.
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Johnson's announcement to the nation is expected to take place at 8pm this evening, although he also spoke in the House of Commons at 12.30pm.
A spokesperson from 10 Downing Street said: "No-one underestimates the challenges the new measures will pose to many individuals and businesses. We know this won't be easy, but we must take further action to control the resurgence in cases of the virus and protect the NHS."
This news comes after the Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance gave a joint briefing during which they warned the nation that the number of coronavirus cases are doubling every week.
They added that, if the current rate of reproduction continues, the UK could see 50,000 cases per day by mid-October.
They announced: "The Joint Biosecurity Centre has recommended that the Covid-19 alert level should move from Level 3 (Covid-19 epidemic is in general circulation) to Level 4 (Covid-19 epidemic is in general circulation, transmission is high or rising exponentially).
"The CMOs for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reviewed the evidence and recommend all 4 nations of the UK should move to Level 4."
"After a period of lower Covid cases and deaths, the number of cases are now rising rapidly and probably exponentially in significant parts of all 4 nations. If we are to avoid significant excess deaths and exceptional pressure in the NHS and other health services over the autumn and winter, everyone has to follow the social distancing guidance, wear face coverings correctly and wash their hands regularly.
"We know this will be a concerning news for many people. Please follow the rules, look after each other and together we will get through this."
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