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Watch: Norwich’s Prince of Wales Road empty as clubs and bars told to shut

PUBLISHED: 14:57 21 March 2020 | UPDATED: 14:57 21 March 2020

A quiet night at Prince of Wales road in Norwich after the announcement of pub closures. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

A quiet night at Prince of Wales road in Norwich after the announcement of pub closures. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

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On a Friday night, Norwich’s Prince of Wales Road is usually a hubbub of activity.

A quiet night at Prince of Wales road in Norwich after the announcement of pub closures. Picture: Victoria PertusaA quiet night at Prince of Wales road in Norwich after the announcement of pub closures. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

But coronavirus, as with most other areas of life, is starting to make its mark.

After the government told all bars, restaurants, clubs, gyms and theatres to close on Friday night in a bid to halt the spread of the outbreak, the street fell quiet, with just a handful of people out and about and many of its venues closed.

A quiet night at Prince of Wales road in Norwich after the announcement of pub closures. Picture: Victoria PertusaA quiet night at Prince of Wales road in Norwich after the announcement of pub closures. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

On Facebook, club Popworld said it was closed “until further notice” after the announcement, thanking its customers for their support.

And bar Loft also said: “As you’re probably already aware, due to the current situation we will be temporally closed until further notice.

A quiet night at Prince of Wales road in Norwich after the announcement of pub closures. Picture: Victoria PertusaA quiet night at Prince of Wales road in Norwich after the announcement of pub closures. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

“We’ll keep you updated as to when we will reopen and will look forward to seeing you all again when we do.”

Prince of Wales Road is the city’s clubland and busiest nightlife area.

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