‘Eat out to help out’ offer contributed to UK second COVID wave

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government’s “Eat out to help out” discount scheme to boost spending at restaurants, cafes and pubs over the summer helped spread the coronavirus and contributed to a second wave of infections, according to a new study.

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, wearing a face mask, places a sticker as he meets with local business people during a visit to Rothesay, in the Isle of Bute, Scotland, Britain, August 7, 2020. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS

For the month of August, the government offered diners up a 50% discount of up to 10 pounds ($13.03) per head on meals between Mondays and Wednesdays to kick-start the economy and e

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