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UK News Government mocked over bizarre fridge comparison used for social distancing

00:10  23 may  2020
00:10  23 may  2020 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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The government has been mocked over a bizarre tweet that says the coronavirus social distancing rule of keeping 2 metres apart is equivalent to “3 fridges ”. Boris Johnson said social distancing rules would apply as he revealed his “road map” for easing lockdown restrictions through a five-point

Government mocked over social distancing tweet telling public to stay 'three fridges apart'. People have queued up on social media to share their thoughts on the statement - including the fact Twitter used Chressie Grech said: “3 industrial fridges or little ones? Can't you be more specific?”.

a group of people walking down a road holding a sign: The government has been mocked for comparing 2 metres to 3 fridges. (Sipa Images) The government has been mocked for comparing 2 metres to 3 fridges. (Sipa Images)

The government has been mocked over a bizarre tweet that says the coronavirus social distancing rule of keeping 2 metres apart is equivalent to “3 fridges”.

Boris Johnson said social distancing rules would apply as he revealed his “road map” for easing lockdown restrictions through a five-point COVID-19 Alert system.

Unlimited exercise outdoors is permitted while people are now allowed to meet one member of family or a friend from another household outdoors - providing they are two metres apart. 

But as new images showed sun-starved Brits packing out beaches and parks this week during the current spell of hot weather, the government reminded the public to observe the 2 metre rule - but in a rather unconventional way.

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The tweet from the official No.10 account read: “Keep 2 metres apart when you go outside.

“That’s 1 bed, 2 benches, 3 fridges, 4 chairs.”

As such, people have queued up on social media to share their thoughts on the statement - including the fact that fridges come in various shapes and sizes.

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Twitter used Chressie Grech said: “3 industrial fridges or little ones? Can't you be more specific?”.

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Now, the government is starting to ease some of the strict measures put into place, including allowing citizens to exercise outdoors as often as they like and to meet up with friends and family from a safe distance Government mocked over bizarre fridge comparison used for social distancing .

David Llewellyn wrote: “Does anyone think of fridges in width? First thing I thought of was fridges laid end to end, which in the case of our fridge-freezer would be closer to five metres. I don't know who is responsible for your comms, but I'm beginning to think they might be an alien.”

And a multitude of critics were quick to reference the infamous moment the prime minister was filmed entering a fridge to avoid being interviewed by a reporter in December 2019.

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At the time it appeared Johnson was avoiding questions on if he would speak to Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan.

One user posted: “3 fridges, side by side is less than 2m. Unless you're talking those walk in types that Boris likes to hide in? Then it'd be around 1 to 1 and a half.

“Three small fridges at around 0.5m wide would be er, 1.5m. Not 2. You're stupid beyond belief.”

User Guy Fawkes tweeted: “Only Johnson could suggest keeping 3 fridges apart”, while another user posted: “Incidentally fridges are also a measurement of Johnson's cowardice.”

One user bluntly wrote: “You didn’t think this one through. Delete and start again.”

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Stay at home as much as possible to stop coronavirus spreading - here is the latest government guidance. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.

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