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People Are Sharing Their 'Last Normal Photos' On Anniversary Of First Lockdown

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People Are Sharing Their 'Last Normal Photos' On Anniversary Of First Lockdown

As the country looks back on one full year of lockdowns, people have been sharing their last photo before restrictions were brought in.

Lockdown was first introduced this time last year, with nobody really expecting what we were about to experience.

Twitter users have been using the hashtag #lastnormalphoto to share their pictures. Unsurprisingly, they show lots of large crowds, hugs, sit-down meals and pints in the pub.

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Back on 23 March 2020, the Covid-19 death toll stood at 364; now, it's officially reached 126,172.

Announcing the first lockdown in an address to the nation, Boris Johnson said: "Each and every one of us is now obliged to join together, to halt the spread of this disease, to protect our NHS and to save many, many thousands of lives.

"And I know that as they have in the past so many times, the people of this country will rise to that challenge, and we will come through it stronger than ever.

"We will beat the coronavirus and we will beat it together."

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

But he, like most others, underestimated how deadly and enduring the disease would prove to be, to the point that we are once again in lockdown, a year on.

To mark the day, a minute's silence was held at midday today, and people are being encouraged to stand on their doorsteps at 8pm tonight, and hold torches and candles to symbolise a 'beacon of remembrance'.

Landmarks such as the London Eye, Wembley Stadium, Cardiff Castle and Belfast City Hall will be illuminated in yellow, while churches will toll bells.

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Topics: UK News, lockdown

Amelia Ward
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