Pubs are begging the Government to class them as “essential businesses” – raising hopes that millions of Brits could soon find it easier to get booze in lockdown.
Under the proposed scheme, breweries and pubs would offer ‘takeaway’ services.
Some would even deliver beer and wine directly to your door.
But the Guardian claim Home Office minister Kit Malthouse has so far refused each request.
Food delivery giant Deliveroo has said it would be keen to help pubs and breweries deliver to cooped-up Brits.
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A spokesman said: “Things are changing for everyone and we’re a very adaptable business.
“If there were pubs that could work with us, we’d be keen to support them from a delivery perspective.”
Under-fire Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin added: “It sounds like a good idea to me.
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“It won’t be a panacea, given ferocious competition from supermarkets, but it may well help publicans and their customers in many small towns and villages.”
It comes after Prince Charles tested positive for coronavirus earlier today as he and Camilla were treated by the NHS.
And it was announced this afternoon that a senior British diplomat had died from the coronavirus.
Steven Dick, 37, had been the Deputy Head at the British Embassy in Budapest, Hungary, since last year.
He died on Tuesday, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced.
There are hopes for new forms of coronavirus testing as the government announced finger-prick tests could be available from Boots and Amazon in days.
The home test kits are set to be rolled out online and in essential shops.
This replaces the current form of testing, which is just using nasal swabs.
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