Coronavirus: Thousands of sun-seekers defy ministers’ stay-at-home pleas to soak up rays as temperatures across Britain soar to 75F on one of the hottest days of the year

Thousands of sun-seekers defy ministers’ stay-at-home pleas to soak up rays as temperatures across Britain soar to 75F on one of the hottest days of the year [LINK].

Britons all over the UK have ignored lockdown rules today to flock to parks, beaches and promenades as temperatures hit 75F (23C) on one of the hottest days of the year.

Despite government pleas and warnings of strong fines from police for breaching lockdown rules, beaches were packed up and down the country, with covidiots sunbathing and enjoying the high temperatures.

The scenes come despite the rising death toll from the pandemic, with another 616 victims announced in the UK today, taking the total number of fatalities up to 18,783.

Speaking at today’s daily Downing Street briefing, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: ‘We must maintain our resolve and follow the social distancing rules. They are working, protecting the NHS and saving lives.

I said that it looked like people had given up on the lock-down the other day [LINK].

Shall we keep pretending everybody is in lock-down, when in fact many people are going back to work.