While the pandemic continues to bring the world to a stand-still, it can be easy to forget about those who are suffering on the outside world. Yes, we're trying to protect vulnerable human beings in this time of need, but what about stray animals who depend on street food to live?
Well, Turkish officials have been given the task of providing food check-points for stray animals and the photographs are absolutely adorable.
Read on to see why it is important for them to provide this service...
Over the past month, we have all been in self-isolation.
via: GettyIn a last-ditch effort to slow down the spread of the deadly virus, countries and major cities all over the world have gone into full lockdown.
This is because the disease has been spreading at an alarming rate...And now, almost 2 million people globally have been infected with the virus.
Self-isolation has now been deemed as the most effective way of combating it.While medical researchers work tirelessly to find a vaccine, regular people have been urged to avoid any form of social interaction and contact as best they can.
But it is still spreading very easily...Person-to-person contact is thought to be the main method of transmission for the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Through sneezing and coughing, primarily.
So remaining isolated at home is the safest option for many.Millions are now quarantining themselves at home for weeks at a time in a bid to provide some sort of aid to the crisis.
Many have been forced to temporarily leave their jobs to do so.They have no option but to sit in their homes and think of ways to stay entertained. But it's a small price to pay for the overall outcome.
Most of us are finding self-isolation rather boring...
Sorry for the lack of updates on here. I’m in self isolation due to having symptoms of Coronavirus. It’s pretty boring to be honest.— Pc452 Dave McGarry (@Pc452 Dave McGarry)1584574990.0
And many are struggling with being cooped up in the house for so long...
Now I know why dogs get so excited to go for walks— JORDAN DAKOTA (@JORDAN DAKOTA)1585085108.0
But, while normal people are looking for ways to spend their time...Others are out there acting as essential workers, getting on with their designated roles, despite the danger this disease is presenting.
From nurses to zookeepers to retail assistants...
However, there is now a new group out there doing God's work on the ground.
Due to footfall decreasing immensely in the past few weeks, the country is experiencing another crisis.
The animals typically depend on street food to survive...
This is why Turkish officials have been given a thoughtful task...
via: TwitterThey are to go out into the streets on a regular basis and re-fill "food checkpoints" so that animals don't have to suffer during the pandemic.
The Daily Sabah reported that the task had been initiated by the Interior Ministry.The IM had issued a letter stating their plans to provide aid to homeless people and animals during these uncertain periods.
The ministry said this:
via: Twitter"Food and water will be left at the living environments of street animals such as parks and gardens and particularly animal shelters."
They also emphasized that looking after animals in need is a core Turkish value.
The minister also reiterated the country's plans during the lockdown.
The news comes after cases in Turkey have risen to 61,000.
via: YouTubeThe death tolls have now reached over 1,000, so the government is doing all it can to make sure people are following the rules and regulations around social distancing.