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Americans defy Covid-19 social distancing rules to celebrate Memorial Day holiday

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Hundreds gather at pool party at Lake of the Ozarks and at Daytona Beach in Florida, defying safety restrictions

Americans across the country appeared to abandon social distancing guidelines as they sunbathed on beaches and gathered for pool parties on Memorial Day weekend.

The long weekend traditionally signals the start of the US summer, and despite the country’s Covid-19 death toll approaching 100,000, many revellers dismissed any safety concerns to celebrate.

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