Coronavirus cases are still on the rise, but still, a select number of people feel that staying home and abiding by local lockdown regulations doesn't apply to them.
People feel that one man got off lightly after assaulting a police officer, giving her the most gruesome wound...
This is the worst pandemic our generation has ever had to deal with.
via: GettyThe virus has completely taken over the world and has been spreading at an alarming rate.
Sadly, those that have been risking their lives to protect us haven't been given the respect they deserve.
via: GettyAnd have subsequently had to put up with a lot of abuse from the public...
World leaders have been left with no choice but to bring their countries to a total stand-still...
via: GettyAnd many have now banned large and crowded events, including any travel to and from infected countries.
It didn't take long for the virus to reach us here in the States.
via: GettyOur first case was confirmed in Washington in late January after a citizen returned from a trip to China.
And, since then, the numbers have been rising at a frightening pace.
via: GettySince the first case in Washington, there have been over 5 million confirmed cases across the country.
Yep, things are deadly serious...
Continued visitation surges @ state parks yesterday have resulted in the closing of vehicle access @ ALL 280 state… https://t.co/qqF8njX0Tq— CA State Parks (@CA State Parks)1585497448.0
The importance of self-isolation has been stressed globally...
via: GettyAnd it has been proven that locking down public areas and avoiding social situations has helped reduce the chances of spreading the already out of control virus.
But it seems that not everyone feels the need to abide by these suggestions...
via: WFLA News Channel 8We can all remember the scenes in Florida, showing that a lot of people have completely disregarded these global warnings.
Images from the white-sand beach showed spring breakers enjoying the sun...
via: WFLA News Channel 8And even though many beaches in this area have been closed due to the pandemic, visitors still flocked anyway.
Some people just don't quite realize the extent of this situation...With 500,000 positive cases of the virus in the state of Florida alone, you'd think that people would start taking this very seriously.
But despite the rapid rise in deaths and consistent warnings from health officials...
You used to have only one job: social distancing, to slow the spread. Now you also have a second job, and it's muc… https://t.co/6CDUxByhMu— Mark D. Levine (@Mark D. Levine)1585576111.0
Officials made it perfectly clear that mass gatherings weren't allowed at the height of infection.
via: GettyIncluding religious gatherings, such as going to church on a Sunday.
Of course, this has proven to be extremely hard for many of us...
via: GettyBut we need to accept the fact that these lockdowns have been implemented to save lives, and abusing the rules of them is a very selfish thing to do.
Authorities around the world are using different methods to control the number of people wandering around during these lockdowns.
via: GettyThese methods range from fines to convictions, depending upon the severity of the case.
These rules are also in place in the U.K.
via: GettyThe U.K. has been experiencing an influx of nice weather over the last few weeks which, as you can imagine, isn't ideal for the nation who are currently in lockdown.
The U.K. government has warned citizens to not be spending time outside...
Please please please remember the @GOVUK restrictions remain in place over the weekend, don’t be tempted to take ad… https://t.co/0Yx6i5ngTe— Roads Policing Unit (RPU) - Surrey Police - UK (@Roads Policing Unit (RPU) - Surrey Police - UK)1585978624.0
But some Brits have taken it too far.
via: Getty ImagesAfter a man brutally attacked police officer as they tried explaining the lockdown rules to him.
Police were called on April 9th on the account of a man causing a disturbance.
via: Getty ImagesWhen they arrived they explained the lockdown rules to Christopher Hill, emphasizing that under the government guideline he should not be visiting other people's homes.
Whilst attempting to talk with the thirty-year-old, 2 police officers where punched.
via: Getty ImagesAssaulted for doing their job.
One of the police officers was then badly bitten.
She was later discharged and thankfully tested negative for the virus.
The man was consequently arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, domestic violence assault, section 18 assault with intent to resist arrest and regulation 8 of the Health Protection Regulation 2020.
via: ShutterstockHe then remained in police custody for later questioning.
The incident is a stark difference to the praise the UK's emergency service has received over the past few weeks.
People around the UK are clapping for the NHS, to mark its 72nd anniversary 👏 Watch: https://t.co/n1Q0DcE7Q7 https://t.co/BNWiHxWKxS— BBC News (UK) (@BBC News (UK))1593965149.0
Supt Richard Hunt of GMP, said: “No police officer should have to come to work – doing a job to serve and protect our communities – and be assaulted."
via: Getty ImagesThe Manchester Evening News reported that he also added, "It is absolutely disgusting that my officer was faced with this last night and all of our thoughts are with her as she rests at home."
The police force released an image of the bite showing the severity.
via: GettySupt Richard Hunt also added “I recognize that the pictures we are releasing today are quite graphic but I hope they help people to understand the vicious nature of this attack and I know that the people of Greater Manchester will join me in wishing our officer a fast and peaceful recovery."
The man in question has now been jailed for 10 months.
via: FacebookChief constable Ian Hopkins said: "Words fail me when it comes to some people's behaviour. This is shocking at the best of times, but during a Coronavirus Pandemic, this is just the lowest of the low. I trust the CPS & Court will now do what we all expect of them!"
Judge John Edwards had a few words to say to Mr. Hill...
via: Facebook"The public call on the police to help them when they are most in need. The police have a duty to protect the public but are too often prevented from doing so by individuals like you who choose to attack them." "While they anticipate and expect confrontation they do not expect to be bitten to such an extent." "This was at the very height of the pandemic and the impact on the officers cannot be underestimated, whether you were carrying the virus or not."
He did accept Hill's remorse and apologies.
via: FacebookBut told him in this case, his offense required strict action against the crime.
Given the current situation, we should all be helping to make the jobs of key workers easier...
via: ShutterstockNot harder. Police in the U.S. have also come under attack recently for a different reason. Keep scrolling to find out why so many people complained...