- 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 catching the virus
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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.
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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.
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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.
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In Kenya, there was an uproar after a video emerged showing an ambulance belonging to E-plus Emergency Medical Services being used to ferry drunk youths past curfew hours.
It was alleged the driver and personnel were called to pick up a patient but turned out to be the boss's son and his friends who were at a party.
In the viral video, a group of disorderly drunk youths were seen shouting at the top of their voices while seated in a row in the ambulance.
Following the incident, the EMS Kenya which operates the ambulance issued a statement on Saturday, April 18, indicating disciplinary action had been taken against its staff who were implicated in the video.
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