- Title: UK council clamps down on joggers, cycling as sunny weather tempts Britons
- Date: 10th April 2020
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (APRIL 10, 2020) (REUTERS) OFFICIALS IN YELLOW JACKETS ORDERING CYCLISTS TO DISMOUNT ON THAMES RIVERSIDE PATH PEDESTRIAN WALKING ALONG RIVER / OFFICIAL TELLING JOGGER HE CANNOT RUN ON PATH CYCLISTS RIDING ALONG RIVER 4 .JOGGER BEING DIRECTED OFF RIVERSIDE PATH SIGN READING (English): "STAY HOME SAVE LIVES" / HAMMERSMITH BRIDGE SIGN INFORMING OF SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES RIVER THAMES AERIAL VIEW OF WEST LONDON PARK, MOSTLY EMPTY DESPITE WARM WEATHER (MUTE)
- Keywords: COVID-19 outbreak Easter weekend Hammersmith and Fulham council Holiday London Thames river path coronavirus lockdown exercise joggers sunny weather
- Reuters ID: LVA001C8WR5FR
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Duration: 00:01:09
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Joggers and cyclists were ordered off a popular path along the River Thames in London on Friday (April 10) as authorities sought to enforce social distancing rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus over the sunny holiday weekend.
Officials in high visibility vests were present in large numbers along the Thames Pathway in west London ordering cyclists off their bikes and advising joggers that they could not run.
The order was issued by Hammersmith and Fulham council, which controls a long stretch of the river, and will be in force from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day over the Easter weekend.
Britain is enduring its third week of the most stringent peacetime restrictions on daily life in its history.
People have been told to stay at home and police given powers to punish those who break the rules, which only allow people to go outside to buy food, undertake essential work or exercise once a day.
(Production: Yann Tessier)
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
- Embargoed:24th April 2020 17:00
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