While the world is fighting novel coronavirus, there are multiple instance of rampant defiance of lockdown mandates and scientific advice to fight the pandemic.
Young German adults are holding “corona parties” and coughing toward older people. In America, students are out in tens of thousands to celebrate spring break, ignoring all scientific advice to fight the coronavirus pandemic, reports Associated Press.
France's Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said, “Some consider they’re little heroes. “Well, no. You’re an imbecile, and especially a threat to yourself.”
In France, security forces were sent to train stations to prevent people from travelling to their vacation homes. In the US state of Florida, officials have closed popular beaches after images of rowdy spring break college crowds appeared on TV.
France has 100,000 security personnel patrolling the streets and have issued fines amid a new national “Stay Home” warnings by officials, as the country is in a two-week lockdown which could be extended if the infection rate keeps rising.
New York City has now become the epicentre of coronavirus and now accounts for roughly 5 per cent of the world’s confirmed cases. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “You can wind up hurting someone who you love, or hurting someone wholly inadvertently. Social distancing works, and you need social distancing everywhere.”
According to this Associated Press report, the majority of virus rebels in the west, are teenagers to wealthy adults who can travel to their getaway homes.
Authorities from Italy, which has now the maximum fatalities, are still trying to rein in people from going outside.
In the southern German state of Bavaria, Gov. Markus Soeder lamented that “there are still corona parties, there are young people who cough at older people and shout corona for fun and, above all, there are an incredible number of groups being formed.”