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Boris Johnson apologises after he’s left fumbling over pub garden rules in north-east England

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Boris Johnson was left fumbling when asked if he could clarify regulations on pub gardens in north east England amid confusion over the rules.

Tough restrictions banning “indoor mixing between households in any setting” are being enforced on Tuesday evening to help curb the spread of coronavirus in a number of areas, a move that supersedes the rule of six.

But, asked to clarify whether the restrictions extend to pub gardens, the Prime Minister tied himself in knots, seemingly referring to the rule of six.

He said: “In the north east and other areas where extra-tight measures have been brought in, you should follow the guidance of local authorities… but it is six in a home, six in hospitality but as I understand it, not six outside.”

“Boris Johnson left fumbling as he’s quizzed on local lockdown rules in north-east England”

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