The former competitor of The Apprentice posted a video on Twitter Friday outside of Plants Galore.
The store, which has three branches in Devon, was criticized after refusing to close during the current foreclosure, angering many residents.
Hopkins floundered in the debate on Friday urging people to support the company and “dig for victory.”
She tweeted, “This weekend, we have to dig for the win. I applaud places like #PlantsGalore to brave bureaucrats (with guaranteed wages and big pensions) by showing common sense and staying open Customers within 2 meters of each other. Same as supermarkets. More vital than beer and cigs. “
In a video, she said the owner was protecting local jobs and keeping the business afloat.
She added, “What everyone is talking about is mental health and mental health issues.
“I would say that keeping garden centers open is an essential thing to do because it helps people’s mental health, so I say let’s dig for the victory and come and support the right people at Plants Galore. “
Many were irritated by his comments, some calling on the police to “chat with” the controversial columnist.
After marking the force in a tweet, saying “Arrested for buying tomato seeds. Let’s do it, ”Devon and Cornwall police urged Hopkins to“ do the right thing. ”
He said, “Hi Katie. Over 30 people unfortunately died from COVID-19 in Devon alone and their families are now living with their tragic loss.
“Now more than ever, we need everyone to work with us to encourage people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the British people that he “should stay home”, with these exceptions:
- Purchases for basic necessities, such as food and medicine, which should be as scarce as possible
Some form of exercise per day, such as running, walking or biking – alone or with members of your household. Police said you should not go to this place
Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
travel to and from work, but only when it cannot be done from home
Even when doing these activities, you should minimize the time spent outside the home and make sure you are two meters away from anyone outside your home, says the NHS.
“As a member of the Devon community, do the right thing and join the community effort to protect each other. “
The Department of Health yesterday said the number of hospital deaths related to the coronavirus increased from 621 to 4,934 at 5 p.m. Saturday compared to 4,313 the day before.