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Covid-19 news - marathons, restaurants and home deliveries

This year's 36th Marathon du M├ędoc, the marathon route that passes through many of Bordeaux's top producers every September, is to be cancelled. The event will now be held on the 11th September 2021.

Meanwhile, according to OpenTable, the restaurant booking website, it is estimated that up to 1 in 4 restaurants in the US will not re-open after lockdown restrictions are removed. Restaurants that have re-opened around the world are dealing with social distancing rules in very different ways. In a Michelin starred restaurant in Washington, America they are filling unusable seats with mannequins dressed in 1940s costumes, while an eatery in Bangkok is seating stuffed pandas at tables.

In the UK, Majestic has expanded its tie up with Deliveroo to provide wine sold and delivered in as little as 30 minutes. 80 Majestic stores will now be offering this service.