Megaphone marshal shouts 'Covid can kill you' to break up laughing crowds eating takeaways in London's Borough Market

THIS is the moment a marshal with a megaphone told laughing crowds eating takeaways "Covid can kill you" to break them up.

The woman – wearing a hi-vis jacket – can be seen patrolling through groups of punters tucking into their lunch in Borough Market.

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Clutching a megaphone, she tells them: "That food is to be taken away.

"Please keep two metres apart.

"Covid can kill you".

The marshal then joined in laughing with a group of girls who giggled as she asked them to stay two metres apart.

She also apologised for getting in the way of customers queuing for food as she continued doing her job.

Borough Market lockdown rules state people must leave the site to consume food.

Covid marshals do not have enforcement powers – but can have a word with rule-breakers on the streets and can give out warnings.

They can also give out advice and providing hand-sanitiser and face masks to the public.

The Government said earlier this month local councils in England will receive £30million partly to fund the officers.

It comes as England prepares to leave its second lockdown on December 2 and re-enter the tier system.

Boris Johnson yesterday effectively put all of England under the toughest two Covid tiers — apart from a lucky one per cent.

Around 55million people have gone into Tiers 2 or 3, while only the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and Isle of Scilly are in Tier 1.

People living there will face few restrictions and be free to mingle indoors.

Those in Tier 2 – including London and Liverpool – can only drink in pubs serving a substantial meal and cannot mix with other households indoors.

While the strictest Tier 3 means pubs must close with only takeaway allowed and overnight stays outside the area prohibited.

The strict area rules will be reviewed at least every 14 days – with the possibility of slipping down a Tier if the rate of infection drops.

Boris said: "Your tier is not your destiny – every area has the means of escape".


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