Kym Marsh takes swipe at influencers going abroad and demands the UK ‘shut the borders’

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Kym Marsh is not impressed with social media stars heading to warmer climes amid the coronavirus pandemic.

And the former Coronation Street actress, 44, has taken a swipe at Instagram-savvy influencers who have jetted abroad and titled the holidays as 'work trips'.

Amid the current lockdown, travel abroad is banned unless for a legally permitted reason such as for work.

This has led to several celebrities taking full advantage of the loophole, with big names heading to tropical and exotic spots in a bid to catch some much-needed sun.

Kym Marsh has blasted famous faces going abroad amid the pandemic
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In her latest column for OK! magazine, Kym blasted stars who have used the loophole for a sun-soaked trip.

She commented that social distancing does not appear to be adhered to in Dubai – where many famous faces are jetting off to – and demanded that the UK "shut the borders" until the pandemic ends.

She penned: "Lots of influencers seem to be going abroad. If you’ve got to travel for work, then fair enough, but I personally would be putting off that trip and staying at home, I had an opportunity to go away before Christmas but I didn’t want to do it – it’s too scary.

"Why are we risking going away somewhere? From what I can see from the pictures of people in Dubai, every man and his do is there and it doesn’t look particularly socially distanced!"

In her recent column, she demanded that the UK should "shut the borders" until the pandemic ends
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Adding that she thinks that people could pick up the bug and spread it around the UK, she added: "It looked like coronavirus wasn’t happening and I can see it would be easy to forget about social distancing. You could pick it up and then bring it back. I think we should just shut the borders and none of us travel anywhere."

In recent days the UK government has taken steps in an attempt to stop Covid-19 cases coming into the country.

According to the recent announcements, travellers entering the UK will now need to provide documentation proving they are negative for the virus.

The test has been obtained within 72 hours of entry to the UK.

Last week, The Mirror exclusively shared how Love Island stars are being bombarded with abuse and even death threats after showing off in the sunshine on foreign jaunts.

One agent of a star who had travelled to Dubai told how they had been inundated with messages saying they’d hoped she died from Covid.

They said: “We manage their social media accounts and I’ve seen a number of death threats in direct messages.

“It’s been relentless. We warned them not to travel abroad while a lot of the nation is under severe restrictions as it’s a terrible look, but they ignored it.”

The agent said: “You have to remember a lot of what constitutes work for them is doing vlogs or posting Instagram shots advertising diet drinks.

“It’s work but in a very loose sense. But it’s enough to allow them to travel. The free hotels offered in return for publicity are doubtless a nice perk too.

“But it has gone down like a lead balloon with their fans, and you have to wonder if it’s really worth it.”

Stars who have gone to either Dubai or the Maldives recently include Amber Gill, Amber Davies, Molly-Mae Hague, Tommy Fury, and Laura Anderson to name just a few.

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