Coronavirus: Shoppers flock to stores as lockdown looms

Cary Grant, boss of the Entertainer, told the BBC that it was “just like Christmas”. His 173 shops are extending their hours until 7pm or 8pm from 5.30pm and expect brisk trading right up until Wednesday night.

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