Derby response team officers covering Mickleover, Littleover, Abbey, Rose Hill and Normanton were left in ‘absolute shock’ after finding 25 adults and children having a “massive party”.
In a post shared on their Twitter page, Derby West Response said:
“Group 1 Officers have just attended an address in absolute shock to find 25 adults and children having a massive party with speakers and karaoke.
“Everyone dispersed, and hosts dealt with.
“It is clear people are still having complete disregard for the Government advice and rules”.
Under government rules which are intended to slow down the spread of COVID-19, members of the public have been told that they must not congregate in groups of more than two people.
The only exemption to this rule is where such congregations are made up of individuals who are all living under the same roof.
Twitter users were quick to ridicule the organisers of the ‘party’.
One Twitter user pointed out: “That radiator could do with a clean” whereas another social media user tweeted to say: “How are we going to ‘get back to normal’ if social gatherings like this are happening up and down the country?”
The current national lockdown is due to carry on for another two weeks but could be extended for a further period unless the spread of COVID-19 slows down.
The government has also warned that stricter sanctions on movement could be introduced unless people stick to the rules regarding social distancing and only going out for essential travel.
As of 29th March, 1,228 people had died after becoming infected with deadly COVID-19, and just under 20,000 people had become infected with the new virus — although this figure of 20,000 only reflects tests on hospital patients.
The actual number of people thought to be infected with the virus is ten times that figure.
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