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Full UK lockdown seems imminent after crowds flocked to popular destinations this weekend

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The UK is facing the prospect of a total lockdown after social distancing recommendations were ignored over the weekend. 

Thousands of Brits continued to head out for seaside breaks and visit relatives on Mother's Day, leaving Prime Minister Boris Johnson to contemplate more stringent laws that would contain residents to their homes around the clock.

Sky News suggests that lockdown could be proposed to Commons in the next 24 hours.

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Huge queues in popular tourist areas such as Snowdonia were seen on Saturday and Sunday, effectively making social distancing impossible.

The Prime Minister admitted he was reluctant to enforce the same draconian measures as the likes of Italy, Spain and France, but refused to rule them out.

Ahead of a debate on the new Coronavirus Bill, the government has updated its guidelines for social distancing, clarifying that: "Essential travel does not include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays.

"People should remain in their primary residence. Not taking these steps puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk."

Other reports suggests that the PM will face a "full scale mutiny" from his cabinet if he fails to impose a lockdown sooner rather than later, with cases in the UK continuing to escalate rapidly by the day.

More than 5,500 people have been infected in the UK so far, with 281 deaths.

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