A park in South London has been shut indefinitely after 3,000 people gathered there despite a clear advice amid coronavirus outbreak. Taking to Twitter. Lambeth Council tweeted, “Despite clear advice, over 3,000 people spent today in Brockwell Park, many of them sunbathing or in large groups. This is unacceptable. Unfortunately, the actions of a minority now means that, following police advice, Brockwell Park will be closed tomorrow. #StayHome. We are sorry we’ve had to take this decision. This wouldn’t need to happen if people followed the clear instructions from the Govt. We are doing this for the wider safety of the public. A minority of people have not followed the guidance – regrettably we have to act.” Also Read - Doctor Feeds Food to Coronavirus Patient in Absence of Family, Photo Goes Viral
London is currently under the lockdown after the nation suffered worst coronavirus crisis as 708 people died including a five-year-old kid, who became the youngest victim. Since the outbreak, there have been 41,903 confirmed cases and 4,313 people died so far due to the deadly virus.
The shutdown of the park has come with the criticism by some campaigners who say that these strict measures are forcing people to stay in smaller spaces during the lockdown.
Camden Town & Primrose Hill Police has expressed their disappointment on Twitter and wrote, “#Disappointed is the only word to describe what we found in #PrimroseHill park today. We moved on 100+ people who we found with full picnics or blankets sunbathing or catching up with their friends! Check out a photo we took when we then returned a short while later…” (sic)
Newham Police also tweeted, “After a day of stop and search and foot chases, Newham’s NTT have been called to clear a house party in Central Park Road. This family thought law relating to social distancing shouldn’t apply to 18th birthday parties. 25 guests moved on. We are disappointed that two people will be summonsed to attend court after breaching the Coronavirus Act 2020 by having a BBQ on Hove Beach.”