Eerie photos show London's empty streets and pubs on first Saturday night of coronavirus lockdown

THESE eerie photos show London's empty streets on the first Saturday of the coronavirus lockdown.

West End theatres are shuttered and pub lights are switched off as these streets are normally filled with Londoners enjoying a night out.

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Images from London last night show how the government's strict lockdown measures are taking affect.

The lights of Piccadilly Circus, an area usually heaving with tourists, remained on as it illuminated the empty streets.

Brits have been told to stay at home to curb the spread the of the killer bug.

Last week, Boris Johnson ordered all pubs, clubs, theatres, bars and restaurants to shut to enforce the government's social distancing measures.

The capital has 5,299 infections and 155 deaths – more than anywhere else in the country.

Mr Johnson imposed the lockdown for three weeks, but has warned it could be extended and become stricter as the UK tries to slow the spread of the infection.


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