PICTURES show how empty Worthing is today.

Some streets in the town are totally deserted as residents observe social distancing measures to protect the National Health service.

Pictures from across the beach show it near empty despite the sunshine as people stay at home in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

This comes as Boris Johnson writes to every household as part of a nationwide effort across the UK to urge the public to obey the lockdown and stay home during the coronavirus "national emergency".

The Prime Minister, who is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, will warn "things will get worse before they get better" as he stresses the need to stay indoors to support the NHS by slowing the spread