Westminster Bridge ‘idiots’ slammed after flouting social distancing rules AGAIN during clap for NHS workers – The Sun

CORONAVIRUS idiots have been slammed for flouting lockdown rules again by flocking to packed Westminster Bridge to clap hero NHS workers.

Shocking pictures show hoards of reckless Brits defying social distancing guidelines to stay 2m apart as they took part in the Clap for Carers salute.

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It came just one week after Met Police chief Cressida Dick was blasted for joining massive crowds at the same bridge to take part in the mass applause for frontline staff.

Last night showed similar dangerous scenes as the public descended on the capital to clap as hospital staff at nearby St Thomas' Hospital joined them outside.

Ambulances with their sirens blaring lined the road and Covidiots chatted among each other just metres from police officers.

Fuming social media users have hit out at the rulebreakers after startling footage and pictures were shared online.

MP for Telford Lucy Allan wrote: "How did this happen again? You can’t comfort your loved one on their death bed, but it’s fine to go Westminster Bridge and party on a Thursday."

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Nicholas McCarthy said: "Haven’t seen my parents for 5 weeks now and miss them terribly. May as well suggest we meet up on #WestminsterBridge next Thursday for the clap for NHS party that seems to be happening each week.

"By all means celebrate and thank our amazing NHS, but not like this. #stayhome".

Sarah fumed: "I'm in London, I've been indoors for 5 weeks.

"Maybe i'll just meet my mates Thursdays at 8pm on Westminster Bridge. Everyone else is there. Whatever happened to Staying Home & Saving Lives."

Another wrote: "More stupidity on Westminster Bridge. Please explain Matt Hancock".

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Bryn Jones said: "Can you explain why this was allowed to happen this evening on #WestminsterBridge? Were no lessons learnt from last week’s fiasco @metpoliceuk @MayorofLondon?

"No wonder we are having hundreds of deaths day after day from #coronavirus #ClapForCarers should only be a doorstep thing."

And Thomas Hunter added: "Westminster Bridge tonight. Yet they're telling us all we cant even put our kids on the swings at the park…."

Ms Dick was last week branded the "worst commissioner of all time" after she joined in the crammed event on the central London landmark.

A stunned doctor at St Thomas' Hospital filmed the crowded scene and wrote: "I'm a doctor working at the hospital that's right there. And yes, I was also somewhat perplexed by the lack of social distancing…"

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Dr Damir Rafi said last week: "Though people may have wanted to go outside to show their support for healthcare workers, applauding them while being in a crowd is likely to have done more harm than good.

"As a doctor, I’m seeing that things seem to be getting better regarding the state of the wards and number of admissions. It’s all due to social distancing.

"Even though it’s difficult for everyone, it’s working. I’m concerned that people may become more lax as time passes, and so would strongly encourage them to keep it up so that progress is maintained."

Every Thursday at 8pm since Britain was put into lockdown the nation has clapped out of windows and at their front doors to thank frontline workers risking their lives to tackle the disease.

Last night, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge led the applause with their three children on the doorstep of their home.

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At least 121 health and care workers have now died with the deadly bug, according to Nursing Notes, a platform run and checked by nurses.

It comes as the UK coronavirus death toll yesterday rose to 18,738 after 638 more Brits lost their lives to the killer virus.

The Department of Health also confirmed 138,078 people have now tested positive for the deadly disease.







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