As London Moves into ‘Tier 3’ Lockdown, West End Theaters Close Once Again

By Paul Riegler on 15 December 2020
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Theatergoers at Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End

U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that London would move into the United Kingdom’s highest level of coronavirus restrictions, Level 3 as it’s known, effective Wednesday.

The action shutters restaurants except for delivery and takeout, pubs, and entertainment venues.

“The London weekly case rate at 225 per 100,000 people is already the highest regional rate in the country,” the government said in a statement.

The move also means that theaters in London’s West End must once again close, after having just reopened on December 3.

The British capital is moving into Tier 3 amidst a surge in coronavirus cases there and in the surrounding area. Some boroughs in the capital have seen cases rise by 40% over the past week and parts of nearby Essex saw a surge as high as 70%.

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