Police have been dispatched to the streets of Liverpool to tackle swarms of young people partying on the street. It comes as the city heads into third tier coronavirus restrictions today after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the “traffic light” system. One partier was overheard shouting “herd immunity here we come” while drinking in the streets. Onlookers were stunned by the scenes, with one resident saying to the Liverpool Echo it was “one of the most horrible sights that I’ve witnessed”.
Mr Johnson introduced the three tier system of restriction yesterday, in an effort to curb rapidly rising coronavirus cases.
Liverpool was put under “very high” tier restrictions, which sees the city forced to close its pubs and bars.
People in Liverpool also cannot meet with anyone outside of their household or support bubble in any setting.
The measures came into effect at midnight, with party-goers taking to the streets after pubs closed for the foreseeable future at 10pm.
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