Coronavirus UK LIVE: London could be locked down as Balearic and Canary Islands STAY on quarantine list

LONDON and other major cities could be locked down, with travel banned in and out if coronavirus cases worsen, No10 has warned. 

As part of the Government’s recently released ‘contain strategy’, it said it won’t rule out the power to stop people from going into certain areas to stop the spread of the virus.

Meanwhile, the Balearic and Canary Islands will STAY on the UK’s quarantine list – despite a Spanish minister insisting they are safe for tourists.

A Downing Street spokesperson dashed hopes yesterday that the tourist paradises could reopen for Brits after thousands of tourists were forced to cancel summer holidays.

It comes as Brits can bag half-price meals at pubs, restaurants and cafes with the new Eat Out to Help scheme.

Starting this week, the government will foot half the bill, up to £10 per head, for your meal and any soft drinks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the month.

Around 75,000 restaurants have so far signed up to the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme, and millions are expected to dine out from today.

The meal deal scheme is expected to cost the nation £500million, but the hospitality industry £39billion in tax annually in normal times.

It comes as the coronavirus death toll rose to 46,210, while there were 938 new cases of the virus.

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