A man wearing a face mask pushes a baby carriage in a park in Seville on April 26, 2020 amid a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease Photograph:( AFP )
Spain has a loophole in its lockdown rules: people with pets may leave their homes to walk their pets. However, not everybody is walking their pets
As the world deals with lockdown blues, people are coming up with strange excuses and strategies to circumvent the rules.
In India, a man bought a huge stock of onions so that he may be able to move from the southern part of the country to its northern state.
The hardest hit continent - Europe has largely remained under lockdown over the last few weeks. However, as the recovery rate starts to improve and the number of infections continue to drop, people are sneaking out and about.
Spain has a loophole in its lockdown rules: people with pets may leave their homes to walk their pets. However, not everybody is walking their pets.
With no clear dictation of what encapsulates pets, people have taken full liberty.
Just on Friday, the Spanish National Police shared an image on Twitter whereby a man was fined for walking an unusual pet… a fish in a bowl! The incident happened in Lograno, a town in northern Spain. He was later penalised by the authorities for breaking the code.
The tweet below translates into "Agents of the police force have found a person for going out to "walk" their fish on the street. Agents spotted him on #Logroño carrying a fish tank against what is stipulated in the RD of the State of Alarm."
Agentes de la @policia han sancionado a una persona por salir a "pasear" a sus peces por la calle. Los agentes le avistaron en #Logroño portando una pecera en contra de lo estipulado en el RD del Estado de Alarma.— Policía Nacional (@policia) April 24, 2020
Earlier, on March 25, a man was seen walking his hen. Take a look below!
#NoTieneGracia— Guardia Civil 🇪🇸 (@guardiacivil) March 25, 2020
Guardias civiles de #Lanzarote denuncian a una persona por incumplir las medidas de limitación de circulación impuestas en por el estado de alarma paseando una gallina#EsteVirusLoParamosUnidos pic.twitter.com/kZ7vGuTKE5
The police tweeted, "Civil guards of #Lanzarote fined a person for failing to comply with the movement limitation measures imposed by the state of alarm while walking a hen".
In another bizarre incident in Spain, an unidentified citizen in Murcia was seen dressed as a Tyrannosaurus rex. The images went viral on social media!
En estado de alarma se permite el paseo de mascotas acompañadas de una persona, siempre con paseos cortos para hacer sus necesidades.— Policía Local Murcia (@MurciaPolicia) March 16, 2020
El que tengas complejo de Tyrannosaurus rex no está contemplado.#quédateencasa pic.twitter.com/C8dWkrvAdm
It only gets stranger in the land of Spain: Another person was arrested for walking a toy dog on a leash. Video below:
Pedimos SENSATEZ durante el #EstadoDeEmergencia por culpa del #COVID19.— JUPOL (@JupolNacional) March 16, 2020
Estamos ante una situación MUY GRAVE como para andar por la calle intentando engañar a la @policia... NO nos engañas y además serás sancionado.
Es una cuestión de salud pública.#EsteVirusLoParamosUnidos pic.twitter.com/67cjOMNdC3
After this clip went viral, the police announced: "Do not try to deceive us!"
Spain recently decided to extend its lockdown until May 9, to ensure that the slowing rate of infections continues steadily. In Spain alone, over 20,000 people have died of the virus so far. If the lockdown officially ends on May 9, the country would have spent six weeks under lockdown in total.