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Thousands cram onto English beaches, defying coronavirus social distancing rules

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I wonder how many of them were meant to be "working from home"?

This will undoubtedly spread the virus even more, but the British climate does not have many days over 30C in any particular year, so there won't be many days like this.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

A second wave even before the first one has been subdued? When you have  ̶C̶u̶m̶m̶i̶n̶g̶s̶ Johnson at the helm, and you have ordinary Brits who can't help going out to beaches wearing shorts as soon as the temperature goes above 20 deg C, you know you're heading for disaster.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

So much for Japan being the supposed only 'reckless' and 'ignorant' country in ignoring social distancing and stay at home guidelines.

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

mad dogs and Englishmen.....

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Insane. The UK have dealt with the pandemic very badly with more than 43,000 deaths.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Complete dropkicks. The authorities should have closed off the beaches from early morning, and patrolled them to keep these dopes off. Watch the spike in infections in 1-2 weeks.

Is it any wonder why at least 43,200 people have died from Covid-19 over there?

3 ( +9 / -6 )

With all those people, there must be a long queue for the toilet

3 ( +5 / -2 )

"............a “major incident” was declared for the area, much of which is rural and only navigated by cars on narrow lanes."

Written by someone who has obviously never been there.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Their clown of a PM almost died. What more do they need?

5 ( +8 / -3 )

^^ A new PM would be nice!

I'm just really worried for England when the pubs reopen, most of the new clusters over here are bars right.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

The footage of people swarming off the trains at Bournemouth railway station was shocking. It looks like the council will be closing roads and car parks. The council does not have the power to stop people entering the town.

Restaurants, pubs, loos etc are closed due to the virus, the beach was the only place to go. Same issue in parks. Another problem is the rubbish and litter these idiots are generating, not to mention the issue of people in many beaches and parks just peeing where they like.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Why weren't people this concerned when tens of thousands of people held the BLM protest in London a couple of weeks ago?

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

"So much for Japan being the supposed only 'reckless' and 'ignorant' country in ignoring social distancing and stay at home guidelines." The lead for per-capita infection is currently shared by the US and Brazil.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Forget COVID, anything above 20 degrees and you won't find me outside.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Darwin is strong in my country of birth recently.

No intention of visiting any any anytime soon. Heh, and you can keep you blue passports.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Like in America, people don't fear what they can't see.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Thought there was reports that sunlight reduces the virus in the environment

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

With all those people, there must be a long queue for the toilet

Who needs the loos when you have the beach.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Thought there was reports that sunlight reduces the virus in the environment

reduction does not mean it is reduced to 0. sure it reduces some, but only marginally.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

And in two weeks Boris will be pretending he doesn't know why the spike in Britain is mirroring that of the US.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

And in two weeks Boris will be pretending he doesn't know why the spike in Britain is mirroring that of the US.

Because of the BLM rallies?

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Darwin did not need to go to the Galapagos, he could have just popped down to Bournemouth.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

It’s a beautiful beach and has loads of space for people to spread out-keep the economy going!

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Like in America, people don't fear what they can't see.

Brits decided on Brexit and nationalism. They're no better or smarter than the Trump supporting racists of America, so they gather in ignorance and the COVID-19 numbers will go up, again, very soon.

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Not only the crowds, the ignorance but 40 tonnes of rubbish left by them AND they were assaulting staff trying to clean up THEIR mess. Security was called to protect the workers. Animals have more cleanliness than those savages.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

That's more crowded than Shonan Beach near Tokyo in August!!!

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Appalling amounts of rubbish left behind. What's wrong with people-take it home.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

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