OAP in coronavirus self-isolation gets beer keg delivered from local pub

A self-isolating OAP missing his favourite tipple at his local pub during the coronavirus crisis has received a keg of beer from the boozer's kind boss.

Cyril is a regular customer at his local, The Empress in Hackney, east London, but he hasn't been able to go since he started self-isolation.

The 90-year-old is following government guidelines by living is isolation at home, to help protect himself from contracting Covid-19.

Knowing how much he enjoys a pint of Truman's Beer, pub manager Micheal wanted to help him out.

The publican stepped in and took him a barrel of the good stuff to see him through his time at home.

The story gained attention when it was posted on Instagram alongside a picture of a surprised Cyril, and his keg.

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In a post on the pub's Instagram page, it said: "Cyril is not daft so he’s staying out the pub for a while. We took the pub to him. A barrel of Truman’s racked up in his yard.

"That and a box of crisps should keep him going for a week."

Alongside 58 litres of beer, Michael also sent a box of some of Cyril's favourite crisps too.

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Truman's Beer replied to the post and said: "Guys this is absolutely amazing! Such a nice thing you’ve done and for us to read after a frankly grim week for us all – there’s a barrel of beer for you and Cyril once we’re through this and back up and running! Big love"

Health secretary Matt Hancock has announced that the most vulnerable people will be told to “take themselves away from all social contact from Monday onwards”.

They will be contacted by text message over the weekend.

People considered to be more at risk include the elderly, people undergoing dialysis for kidney disease, cancer patients being treated with active chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and people with cystic fibrosis or other serious chest conditions.

Blood or bone marrow cancer patients are vulnerable at all stages of treatment.

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