12pm Coronavirus UK news LIVE: Canary Island shut beaches as Eat Out to Help Out scheme ends TODAY and deaths hit 41,501

A CANARY Islands tourist hot spot has closed its beaches immediately after being hit by a second coronavirus wave.

The holiday island of El Hierro in the Canaries has shut down its beaches immediately after suffering its first serious outbreak of coronavirus in months.

Meanwhile, the Government’s popular Eat Out To Help Out scheme comes to an end today.

Eat Out to Help Out was introduced by chancellor Rishi Sunak to help boost the flagging hospitality sector and revive Britain’s pubs and restaurants, which had been ravaged by lockdown.

Under the scheme, restaurants offered customers half price food and soft drinks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August and recouped the cash from the government.

It comes as the UK death toll increased by two to total 41,501, and cases in hit 335,873.

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