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Irish Street Throws Massive Bingo-Style Party Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

Irish Street Throws Massive Bingo-Style Party Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

Residents on a street in Cork, Ireland, aren't letting lockdown get them down and threw a massive bingo-style party despite the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.

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But for those of us worrying about social distancing, all party goers were confined to their front gardens to prevent any measures being broken.

In footage showing a mad-looking bingo party complete with loud music, alcohol and food, residents can be seen trying to lift their spirits while staying at least two metres apart from one another.

According to The Mirror, the scene was recorded by resident Shannon Buckley and shows the street's residents sitting in front of their homes as loud music blasts through the street.

One video shows people dancing away as classic hit 'Rhythm is a Dancer' by Snap! is blared across the street.

Residents can be seen drinking, dancing and even playing cards from their front gardens in the street party. (Credit: CorkBeo/ WS)
Residents can be seen drinking, dancing and even playing cards from their front gardens in the street party. (Credit: CorkBeo/ WS)
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Some families can be seen drinking alcohol and eating food, with others dancing and singing, and one family is seen playing cards.

In an interview to a local paper, Shannon confirmed that all party goers who were in close contact all live in the same household - so the social distancing measures were all followed.

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The police were called out at one point to observe that social distancing measures were still in place, but left after seeing no rules had been broken.

The party had such a positive impact, that residents say they might hold another in a few weeks if still in lockdown.

Families partied away in their front gardens during a massive street party (Image: CorkBeo/ WS)
Families partied away in their front gardens during a massive street party (Image: CorkBeo/ WS)

The latest figures released today show 4,313 have now died after contracting Covid-19 in the UK.

The Department of Health said a total of 183,190 people had been tested as of 9am on Saturday, of which 41,903 tested positive.

It comes as UK government has urged people to stay home this weekend and protect the NHS.

During today's (4 April) daily briefing, Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster, said it was vital that people played their part to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Seven healthcare workers have now lost their lives to Covid-19, Mr Gove added.

Mr Gove said he hoped their deaths would not be in vain and pressed the importance of people staying home.

He said: "We offer our heartfelt condolences. You must stay at home. Take pride in keeping your own families safe."

Let's all bring some positivity, support and fun to anyone who might find themselves in isolation as a result of the coronavirus spread. Need some entertainment? Join Isolation Nation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupport/

Featured Image Credit: CorkBeo/ WS

Topics: Funny, Interesting, Coronavirus

Niamh Spence

Niamh Spence is a freelance writer, covering lifestyle topics. She graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in Journalism in 2012 and has switched between PR and journalism ever since. Usually found with coffee and on twitter.