Recently, Manchester Police issued a warning that citizens must not break lockdown laws this Easter Weekend. This comes just after they’ve broken up 660 parties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Mixmag, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins states, “We understand the desire people will have to spend time with family and friends over the Easter period, however it is vital that we follow the government guidelines.” He continues, “The single most important action we can take in fighting coronavirus is to stay at home in order to save lives. Each and every one of us need take this seriously.”
Manchester police have shut down 494 house parties and 166 street parties. A woman has also become the first person charged for violating the Coronavirus Act 2020. She was caught repeatedly breaking the no gatherings rules.
During the coronavirus pandemic, people have been urged to self-isolate to slow down the spread of the illness. This means that social gatherings of any kind must be avoided. Although drastic measures have been put into place, there are still rule-breakers who are not taking the issue seriously.