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THE Lon­don mar­kets re­bounded from their worst day for three months, de­spite Prime Min­is­ter Boris John­son con­firm­ing a tight­en­ing of Covid- 19 re­stric­tions.

The FTSE 100 closed 25.17 points lower at 5,829.46 at the end of trad­ing yes­ter­day.

Pubs and hospi­tal­ity firms were mixed, with Mitchells & But­lers and Marston’s clos­ing higher, while Lon­don- fo­cused Young’s shares fell af­ter the PM ad­vised peo­ple to work from home where pos­si­ble.

Premier Inn owner Whit­bread saw shares slide af­ter it said 6,000 jobs will be cut fol­low­ing a slump in de­mand due to coro­n­avirus.

The big­gest FTSE 100 risers were King­fisher, up 26.2p at 290.9p, IAG, up 4.8p at 102p,

BAT, up 108p at 2,733p, and

NatWest, up 3.14p at 96.46p.

The big­gest fall­ers were Hikma, down 116p at 2,470p, RSA, down 18.8p at 452.9p, Whit­bread, down 60p at 2,049p, and Ad­mi­ral, down 75p at 2,700p.

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