A man was criticized on Twitter after openly admitting to breaking social distancing rules during a television interview.
This is the result of pubs and bars opening their doors for the first time in three months amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The group of friends – among many others – clearly couldn’t wait to get their first drink served and thus poured into central London to celebrate Saturday 4th July.
As people invaded the streets of Soho, an enthusiastic pub goer and his friends – who were all close to each other – were interviewed by Sky News.
In the clip you hear the man saying to the reporter: “Clearly we are not socially distancing ourselves, but it is quite funny.”
Not surprisingly, this has sparked online hype.
Since then the group has been labeled “absolute” after showing obvious disdain for the one-meter social distancing rule that was introduced in England.
One person said, “I understand the need to socialize, especially when you’re young and you feel invincible, but hopefully these words won’t come back to haunt him.”
Another added: “Solved and celebrated during a deadly pandemic! What could possibly go wrong?”
A third added: “Well, at #NHS we’ll do our best in a couple of weeks to try and save your and your loved life if we can. But hey, at least it was fun, right? #Coronavirus #secondwave”
And: “I wonder if it will still be fun in two weeks,” said a quarter.
Soho scenes sparked fear of a second wave of coronaviruses and local blockades as hundreds of drinkers were seen crowding together on the streets, which an official claimed was busy on New Year’s Eve.
In the aftermath of what has been called “Super Saturday”, John Apter, the president of the Police Federation, said it was “crystal clear” that people cannot follow social exclusion measures when they drink.