Preston empty on Good Friday as the city stays home to help fight coronavirus

Posted on - 10th April, 2020 - 8:43pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Police shared pictures of an empty city Pic: Preston Police
Police shared pictures of an empty city Pic: Preston Police

Prestonians have been thanked for staying at home during the Easter weekend.


Good Friday saw the city centre, parks and elsewhere empty.

Preston Police shared pictures of an empty city as the sun baked the city.

With sizzling temperatures Prestonians are shunning heading out and staying home as instructed by the government.

A police spokesman said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to all the people across Preston who are continuing to follow the government advice, despite the beautiful weather.

“We know it’s tough, especially at Easter, but it’s vital that people stick with the rules, stay at home and help save lives.”

Read more: Police stop driver who flouted lockdown to go 20-miles to ‘buy Easter eggs’

It comes as we head towards a fourth week of lockdown with the government stressing social distancing must continue to help battle the spread of coronavirus.

The UK has seen 70,272 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 8,958 deaths. 5,195 new cases of coronavirus were reported during Good Friday with nearly 1,000 deaths.

Read more: Consultant reveals what it’s like on the frontline at RPH in fight against coronavirus

Lancashire, at 1,226 cases, has the sixth highest amount of cases in England.

24 people have died from coronavirus at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.

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