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England's pubs and restaurants prepare to open

For the first time since UK lockdown started, England's pubs and restaurants are to open.

For the first time since UK lockdown started, England's pubs and restaurants are to open. Clare Smyth of Michelin-starred restaurant Core in London describes the changes they're putting in place to accommodate diners from this weekend. We hear from Moutaz Altaweel, owner of Syrian restaurant Ayam Zaman, that his capacity will be cut by more than half as a result of safety measures being put in place. And Stephani Robson, senior lecturer at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration shares her tips for restaurateurs seeking to ensure customers will still want to visit in spite of coronavirus precautions. Also in the programme, amidst the growth of the Black Lives Matter movement, firms including Twitter and Microsoft say they will re-write computer code and handbooks that include the terms 'master' and 'slave'. Ibrahim Diallo is a software engineer in Los Angeles, and explains the origins of the terms and what they might be replaced with. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, many parts of the US have had a moratorium on residential evictions. But they're ending in some places, and in protest some people have started a rent strike to show solidarity with their neighbours in financial difficulty. The BBC's Samira Hussain brings us the story of one woman who has hit hard times. Plus, after the pandemic brought Nigeria's film industry, Nollywood, to a virtual standstill, we meet some of those trying to get the cameras rolling again, including Moses Babatope, co-founder of Filmhouse in Lagos, the largest cinema chain in West Africa.

(Picture: Moutaz Altaweel, owner of Ayam Zaman restaurant. Picture credit: BBC.)

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