U.K. Holds Back on Partial Lockdown for London

LONDON—The British government held off from imposing a partial shutdown on London despite a spike in coronavirus infections across the capital, the latest example of the government’s unorthodox approach to fighting the virus.

While several capital cities across Europe have gone into lockdown, London remains largely open for business. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday that despite evidence that the number of people following the government’s advice to avoid socializing was “patchy” in London, bars and restaurants…

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