- 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.
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 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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