Police broke up a "massive karaoke" party with 25 adults and children in England's Derbyshire country despite the ongoing lockdown across the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic, the media report said on Monday.
Officers were said to be "in absolute shock" about the gathering in Dover Street, Normanton, on Saturday night, which defied the lockdown rules put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus, reports the Metro newspaper.
Derbyshire Police posted photos of the party on social media, showing a table covered in food and drink and large speakers in use. The force said that "strong words of advice" were given to all those inside and the party was dispersed but no further action was taken.
Disregard for government
The police said in a tweet on its official handle: "Officers have just attended an address in absolute shock to find 25 adults and children having a massive party with speakers and karaoke.
"It is clear people are still having complete disregard for the government advice and rules." The party came at the end of the first week of the nationwide lockdown, said The Sun newspaper in a report.
People have been told to stay home for at least three weeks except for "very limited purposes" - but police across the UK revealed they have been forced to break up gatherings as some people continue to flout the rules.
As of Monday, the UK has reported 19,784 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 1,231 deaths. The United Kingdom has already placed an order for 10,000 ventilators to be made by a consortium of companies that include Ford, Airbus and Rolls-Royce as a pat of the efforts in fighting the deadly coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak, industry sources told Reuters.
The governments around the world are trying to boost the ventilator numbers, which are mechanical breathing devices that can blow air and oxygen inside the lungs.