Heat shisha pipes are a giveaway for violating COVID guidelines in London
LONDON (Reuters) – Police in London smoked around 50 people in shisha pipes, watched football and played loud music in a cafe. This is a serious violation of strict COVID-19 regulations, which prohibit any kind of socializing between people from different households.
The group fled when police arrived, but officers searching the venue in Wembley, northwest London found 21 shisha pipes lit and still warm, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement Friday. The incident occurred on Tuesday.
The owner of the hookah cafe faces a fine of £ 10,000 (US $ 13,700).
“I fully appreciate that 2020 has been a tough year for many of us, but now is not the time for people to relax about the rules that have been put in place to slow the spread of this virus and to increase it decrease, “he told Louis Smith, police commander in the area.
Coronavirus infection rates are rising in London, where a new variant of COVID-19 prevails that is even more contagious. Hospitals are reporting heavy loads on their intensive care units and schools in most parts of the capital are having to close.
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