TOWNS across Sussex have committed to staying at home to stop the spread of coronavirus.

This follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposing a lockdown on Monday evening.

People were ordered to stay at home wherever possible, only leaving for essential trips such as buying food and medication - as well as one daily bout of exercise.

The Argus:

This morning, police forces and photographers have snapped deserted town centres as the lockdown enters its second day.

A series of images showed empty Worthing streets and seafront.

Two people with shopping trollies were pictured greeting each other from a distance. Both were wearing masks.

Meanwhile Sussex Police officers patrolling in Lewes praised people for following the government advice.

The Argus:

A spokesman said: "Early foot patrol and, from what I have observed so far everyone, is taking the government advice.

"Shops that are open are using a maximum number of members of the public allowed in system, and a queuing system is in place at Waitrose.

"Stay safe and follow the government advice."

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