Anger as over 1,000 people defy lockdown, spotted at house party amid COVID-19 scare
– A group of around 1000 people was spotted partying hard at a house in Chigaco, US
– The party-goers ignored warnings and guidelines given by health officials amid the coronavirus pandemic
– One of the revelers said it was really packed and hot but she was not worried about being infected with the virus
Social media went abuzz on Sunday, April 26, after a video of more than 1000 people dancing and drinking at a party emerged at a time when the world is busy fighting COVID-19.
If you thought everyone, especially in developed countries, would adhere to the lockdown and social distancing rules, then think again.
In Chicago, US, around 1000 people ignored warnings and guidelines given by health officials and packed into a house for a party, Daily Mail reported.
In just one room, a crowd of people could be seen drinking, dancing, and chatting as they enjoyed the night without a care in the world.
Some of the revelers were seen wearing face masks but still not observing social distancing regulations.
Chicago’s leaders Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Governor J.B. Pritzker had reportedly ordered strict lockdown measures and gatherings of more than 10 people were not allowed.
One of the party-goers told news sources:
“There were about 1,000 people in the yard and in the house. It was really crowded and hot. I’m not worried about (coronavirus) but if I did not have it before, I probably got it now. Oh well.”
Many went on social media to express their shock at the unbelievable scenes.
In other news, tragedy struck on Sunday, April 26, when a man identified as Jide Arije died of coronavirus a day before his 60th birthday.
Friends have taken to social media to mourn the deceased who succumbed to the deadly disease in Lagos.
Coronavirus has claimed a lot of lives globally as the number of cases keeps increasing on a daily basis in and outside Nigeria.
One of the deceased’s friends Sola Salako Ajulo wrote on Twitter on Sunday, April 26: “We just lost a friend to COVID-19 in Lagos.
“He was chatting a few hours ago. Now he is gone. He would have turned 60years tomorrow. May his soul Rest In Peace.”
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We have updated to serve you better
You may be interested
Wike: Man with a new visionAdemola Yakubu - June 4, 2020
Kindly Share This Story:Nyesom WikeBy Paulinus Nsirim GOVERNOR Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has every reason to celebrate the first anniversary of…
List of states that rejected FG’s order over lifting of ban on religious centresAdemola Yakubu - June 3, 2020
Contrary to the pleasant expectation ushered in with the ban lift on religious centres nationwide, the hope of worshippers in…
NAF makes history as all female crew carry out ISR OperationAdemola Yakubu - June 3, 2020
Kindly Share This Story: By: Kingsley Omonobi, Abuja In furtherance of it’s air assault against armed bandits camps and hideouts…