Beachgoer Says 'I Don't Know Anyone Who's Had Coronavirus So It Doesn't Matter' | 22 Words

While many countries are slowly descending from the darkness of lockdown and entering 'the new normal', we must remember that we are we still in the grip of a deadly pandemic - and we can't go back to complete normality just yet.

Unfortunately some people still can't understand that - like this man who went to Bournemouth's packed beach yesterday and said because he doesn't know anyone with coronavirus, 'it doesn't really matter'...

Keep scrolling to check it out.

As you will all be well aware by now, the world is currently under siege by a devastating and deadly virus.

Since December 2019, global headlines have been adorned by continuously terrifying news about the spread of the notorious virus.

And, at first glance, the statistics are terrifying.

At the time of writing, there are 10,005,710 confirmed cases.

And of that, there have been almost 500,000 deaths.

A horrifying number.

It's been a truly dire couple of months.

In a bid to combat the spread of the virus, various world leaders have imposed lockdowns upon their countries.

Millions are now quarantined to their homes...

With strict social-distancing rules preventing them from having any physical contact with friends and loved ones.

It's an undeniably difficult time...

And the only thing getting many people through these dark times is the idea that, by remaining self-isolated, they are helping to slowly rid the world of the devastating pandemic.

But thankfully we have begun seeing many amazing stories being shared.

From people who have managed to recover from the virus...

One ninety-three-year-old patient defied all odds by beating the virus.

He was seen slowly leaving the hospital, and shaking the hands of each medical worker who had fought hard to save his life.

Firefighters surprised their colleague who had recently recovered from the virus.

A firefighter had the best surprise when he was finally able to be discharged from the hospital - his full squad were stood outside waiting.

One new mom was diagnosed with the virus shortly after giving birth...

And, thankfully, she has since been given the all-clear, and can now return home to her child.

All of these stories bring back a little bit of positivity.

That is much needed at the minute.

Because, after months and months of bad news...

I think it's about time we had a little bit of good news, don't you?

Well, here's a little bit more.

According to figures, it's believed around 5 million people have recovered from COVID-19.

Which is incredible news!

And probably the pick-me-up we all needed to hear.

Now we are entering the new normal.

With lockdown restrictions easing across the globe, we are entering what they are calling 'the new normal', suggesting the world will never go back to the same state of normality as before.

But some people are pretending everything is perfectly fine.

Such as this British man who went to the beach in Bournemouth yesterday with thousands of others.

Half a million people went to the beach yesterday.

And it was declared a 'major incident', as there was no possibility of social distancing. But this guy wasn't phased.

Speaking to BBC News, he said:

We're going to have a couple of drinks, enjoying the sun. It's the closest we're gonna get to a holiday this year, so got to enjoy it really.
I still don't know anyone that's even had it [Covid-19] so in my eyes, it doesn't really matter.

But he knew the danger too.

Despite his blatant disregard for his own health and safety or those who he may come into contact with, the man continued:
But yeah, as long as everyone's safe, but it's getting a bit hectic down here now isn't it? It's probably going to cause a second wave, people are just doing what they want aren't they?
Understandably, Bournemouth council were furious.

So remember.

Things certainly aren't back to normal just yet - and we need to make sure we keep following the restrictions and guidelines in place. Or things could get much worse.