Shut UK Nightclubs Worry About Not Seeing Light Of Day

Inside a former London newspaper printing factory turned nightclub, a roaming urban fox has replaced throngs of dancers shut out by the coronavirus pandemic.

Six months after Covid-19 turned off the music and lights at London’s Printworks and similar dance venues across Britain, there is no knowing when they will reopen.

The UK government on Friday warned that a second nationwide lockdown could be imminent as virus cases surge once more.

Nightclubs are fighting for their survival, said London's Printworks club co-founder Simeon Aldred Nightclubs are fighting for their survival, said London’s Printworks club co-founder Simeon Aldred Photo: AFP / TOLGA AKMEN

Britain has been the worst-hit country in Europe by the pandemic, with nearly 42,000 deaths from the virus.

Numbers of new cases are meanwhile reaching levels not seen since April, with some attributed to illegal raves.

“We’re fighting for our survival,” Printworks’ co-founder Simeon Aldred told AFP, from the nightclub that just a few months ago welcomed up to 5,000 clubbers

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