Quiet scenes in South Shields as lockdown continues.

South Shields streets and beaches deserted on sunny Easter weekend as residents heed Government's warning to stay home

It may be a sunny Easter weekend but South Shields residents are staying at home as they follow lockdown rules.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock urged people to stay at home over the Easter weekend and maintain social distancing measures, despite the good weather.

And with lockdown measures looking set to continue for the foreseeable future, these remarkably quiet scenes captured on Saturday, April 11

look set to become commonplace as the UK unites to combat the spread of coronavirus.

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