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UK’s death toll total hits 31,587 as Brits go sunbathing

by LLB Politics Reporter
9th May 20 4:38 pm

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on Saturday at Downing Streets press briefing that 346 people have died in the UK from coronavirus.

Shapps said the UK’s total coronavirus death toll now stands at 31,587 from all settings, including hospitals, the community and care homes as of 5pm on Friday.

England reported 207 more deaths, the total being 22,972, Scotland 36, with nine deaths in Wales.

Despite the horrific number of people dying across the UK, with thousands who were fit and healthy with no underlying health conditions, Brits took to the parks and beaches on Saturday.

Thousands of Brits have been heading the parks and beaches on this hot bank holiday weekend putting lives at risk as people are “ignoring” the governments advice by staying at home.

The Coastguard have recorded their highest daily number of calls outs, with 97 incidents on Friday, which is up by 54% of the average of 63 in April.

The Metropolitan Police have said on Saturday that they are fighting a “losing battle” as “hundreds” of people were seen defying the lockdown measures in parks.

Furious police said that there are “literally hundreds of people sitting having pizza, beers, wines” whilst enjoying the sun across London’s parks.

Hackney Police thanked those who are “observing the guidelines” by staying at home, but warned those who are breaking the rules are not protecting frontline workers, as they will place avoidable pressure on the NHS.

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