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Before the lockdown began, Paddy Screech moved his boat 20 miles north of London, into the countryside. In a separate boat, he runs a floating bookshop. Sophie Eastaugh/NPR hide caption

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For U.K. Canal Boat Dwellers, Lockdown Can Be Claustrophobic — But Also Offers Escape

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Coronavirus Brings New Challenges To Britons Living On House Boats

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Tom Moore, who served as an army captain in World War II, had originally aimed to raise $1,250 before his 100th birthday on April 30. More than 347,000 people have donated to his effort. Moore Family via AP hide caption

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An empty pub in London. On Friday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the country's bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes must close to curb the spread of COVID-19, which has killed more than 100 people in the U.K. Peter Summers/Getty Images hide caption

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