UK pubs reopen

From Morning Report, 6:08 am on 6 July 2020

The great English institution - the pub - awoke from hibernation yesterday, after the UK government allowed places that offer hospitality, including pubs and restaurants to reopen.

More than 44,000 people have died with COVID-19 in the United Kingdom - one of the highest death tolls in the world - and many drinkers were nervous about returning to their local.

But many people did embrace the chance to bend their elbow.

London correspondent Vincent McAvinney speaks to Kim Hill, after a trip to the pub for himself of course.