Coronavirus: 'Drunk people can't social distance' says police boss, after pubs reopen to mayhem in UK

Schools are reopening, sporting events resuming and restaurants and cafes able to serve again, as the world slowly inches towards a new normal.

London, UK

"Drunk people can't properly socially distance", a UK police officer warned, after thousands packed pubs across the nation. The streets of Soho in London were filled with revellers on Saturday night as bars opened after months in lockdown.

London, UK

"A predictably busy night and confirmed what we knew, alcohol and social distancing is not a good combination," tweeted John Apter, national chairman of the Police Federation, a staff association for police in England and Wales, after people packed pubs in the UK.

London, UK

A hair stylist wearing a protective face shield cuts a customer's hair at Richard Ward salon on July 4, 2020 in London, as salons reopened after more than three months.


London, UK

Shaggy-haired Brits rushed to hairdressers over the weekend as salons reopened. However, beauticians remain closed.

Agra, India

India has shelved plans to reopen the Taj Mahal at the last minute. Visitors were about to be allowed back to the renowned site, with new rules including no touching the marble.

Agra, India

After cleaning and new rules put in place, India shelved plans to reopen the Taj Mahal at the last minute. "In the interest of the public, it has been decided that opening monuments in Agra will not be advisable as of now," a government official said, according to reports. India is now the world's third worst-hit country. More than 20,000 people have died from coronavirus.


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Flamengo Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as restrictions on exercise on boardwalks and watersports at sea were lifted in the country. However, visitors are still not allowed to sit or lie on the country's famous beaches.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

There have been more than 1.6m cases in Brazil, and almost 65,000 deaths, but restrictions, including exercise, are now gradually being lifted.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Jaro, Brazil

A man gets his hair cut at a beauty salon amid the coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This weekend Rio authorities allowed commerce and beauty salons to open their doors to the public as the city eases its lockdown amid the growing pandemic- despite being the second worst-hit country with more than 60,000 deaths.

Prague Czech Republic
     

Prague Czech Republic

Residents sit to dine on a 500m long table set on the Charles Bridge, after restrictions were eased following the coronavirus pandemic on June 30, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. Some 2,000 seats are proposed with people being invited to bring and share food and drinks to welcome summer- despite the nation reporting 260 new coronavirus cases last week, its highest daily tally since April 8.


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