By Pepi Sappal • 20 May 2020 • 20:19
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Spain’s expats on the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca watched in horror this evening at scenes of overcrowded UK beaches.
SEASIDES like Southend attracted hoards of sunseeking Brits from all corners of the country wanting to spend a day on the beach. However, they struggled to maintain social distancing measures and hardly anyone wore any masks, despite worsening Covid-19 statistics.
Spain, on the other hand, has already imposed rigorous rules to ensure social distancing measures are maintained when beaches open to avoid such scenarios. For example, hammocks must be placed two metres away from each other, and visitors can only spend ‘a maximum of four hours during the morning or afternoon’ to avoid overcrowding, as well as ‘showering before and after going to the beach.’
British expats expressed their disbelief and disappointment at the UK’s utter disregard for Covid-19 restrictions, particularly given the spike in Covid-19 deaths registered just yesterday.
Stephanie Bootle, an expat on the Costa del Sol, was utterly shocked at the behaviour of Brits today, stating: “Look at these idiots. I can’t believe they can be so thick.”
Expat Mike Walsh shared Bootle’s disbelief, adding: “No wonder the death rate keeps going up. Clowns! Second Covid-19 wave is now definitely on its way.”
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What increase in death rate has there been? The virus is following the classic bell curve and will hopefully disappear for a few months during the summer. 250,000 confirmed cases in a population of probably 80 million is a drop in the ocean. I suspect none of these people have any evidence that the virus even exists even though many of them have lost jobs and their lively hoods and face very uncertain futures. Let them enjoy a day in the sun.
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