UK hospitality and travel shares tumble after hints of second lockdown

British Airways owner down 11% as hospitality sector makes grim prediction for pubs and clubs

New “circuit-breaker” restrictions designed to prevent a second wave of Covid-19 in England would have “astronomical” consequences for struggling businesses unless they receive further financial support, the government has been warned.

Boris Johnson is weighing up short-term plans to close pubs and restaurants, while parts of the north of England and the Midlands are already facing 10pm curfews on nightlife and tighter restrictions on socialising from Tuesday.

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