GALLERY: Eerie quiet amid coronavirus lockdown
Streets would usually be busy with shoppers, workers out for lunch and young families.
But people were largely staying away following new strict advice from the Government on social distancing.
Only a fraction of the people who would usually be in town and city centres ventured out today.
Shrewsbury was quiet although some shoppers did venture out and about in the Pride Hill area.
Largely it was quiet however, with similar scenes in Ludlow, Market Drayton and Newport.
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It came despite some retailers refusing to heed advice from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The Government demanded all UK shops selling non-essential goods to close.
It has moved to clarify which stores could stay open after retailers such as Sports Direct initially opened today.
The government has ordered all UK shops selling non-essential goods to close.
- Supermarkets and other food shops
- Petrol stations
- Bicycle shops
- Home and hardware stores
- Laundrettes and dry cleaners
- Pet shops
- Post Offices
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