Public urged to remember coronavirus remains ‘real and deadly threat’
Police are mounting extra patrols to enforce new coronavirus restrictions over the weekend amid an increase in infections.
Senior officers urged the public to remember the pandemic remains a “real and deadly threat” during a spell of warm and sunny weather for much of the country.
The Metropolitan Police said it would be deploying patrols across London to enforce the “rule of six”, which came into effect on Monday in England.
“It is important to remember that we are still in the middle of a global pandemic, and the changes have been introduced to help control the spread of the virus, keep everybody safe and save lives,” a spokesperson said.
“Officers will patrol public spaces and will also respond to incidents where groups gather in numbers larger than six.”