U.K. pub installs electric fence to ensure social distancing

For some pub-goers in the United Kingdom, social distancing seemed too taxing—especially after they downed a few pints. So the management of The Star Inn took the drastic step of installing an electric fence (replete with a large yellow warning sign) to enforce separation between patrons and employees working behind the bar. Though landlord Johnny McFadden insists to CornwallLive that the fence is usually turned off, tales of drunk patrons getting electrocuted have already turned into drunken lore. “Before the fence, people were not following social-distancing and were doing as they pleased,” said McFadden. “But now people take heed to the guidance around social distancing.”

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