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Coronavirus: Portstewart and Portrush residents fearful after visitors flock to seaside towns during lockdown Bank Holiday

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Samantha Marshall

Samantha Marshall

Mervyn Lewers

Mervyn Lewers

Sebastien Peirzchalski

Sebastien Peirzchalski

Samantha Marshall

People who own second homes and caravans need to abide by the coronavirus restrictions and not place those who live and work in visitor hotspots in danger, residents of Portstewart and Portrush have said.

They were speaking after hundreds of cars filled with day-trippers, people with second homes or caravans and other out-of-town visitors descended on the two seaside towns on Sunday.

So many arrived that the PSNI was forced to close off some roads into Portrush and re-issue a reminder to people to follow Government rules to stay at home.