Millions of people around the world are currently practicing social distancing in a desperate bid to slow down the spread of the current medical pandemic.
Of course, it is extremely difficult to be kept away from loved ones, but we must do so in order to protect those most vulnerable in our society. In spite of this, though, many are finding it difficult to resist the outside world. But authorities in Indonesia have come up with an innovative solution to those who insist on breaking quarantine...
It seems the desire to break quarantine is reflected around the world.
The world is currently practicing the art of "social distancing."
via: GettyAnd, boy, are we struggling.
These social distancing measures have been imposed to prevent the further spread of the virus.
via: GettyBecause, in case you haven't heard, we are currently experiencing a pandemic that has changed every aspect of our lives.
The disease has been spreading across the globe at an alarming rate...
via: GettyLeaving world leaders with little choice but to impose lockdowns upon their countries.
And, by socially distancing and isolating ourselves from others...
via: GettyWe can hopefully delay and prevent catching and spreading the deadly virus. Fallen the curve, as they are all telling us.
Millions are currently self-isolating within their homes...
via: GettyThus leaving our streets, which once buzzed with life and energy, completely deserted.
And this could go on for quite some time.Over the weekend, President Trump announced that the federal guidelines on social distancing have been extended for at least another thirty days in a desperate attempt to regain control.
So, folks, we could be quarantined for a while.
via: GettyIt seems as though people are already losing their minds having been cooped up in the house for days on end, so this news has come to the dismay of many.
Of course, many are struggling with the concept of being away from their families...
via: GettyTheir grandparents, their friends, even their partners. And we've all done at least 2 weeks now, some longer so how much more can we really take?
Not much, it seems.
via: Getty ImagesLast weekend, the sun peeked out from behind the clouds.
And those few sun rays were enough to cause havoc.
via: Getty ImagesThe weather in New York reached about fifteen degrees, which was enough to drag people outside of their homes and straight into local parks.
And those public areas quickly become a breeding ground for the disease.
via: Getty ImagesRules about social distancing were quickly thrown away as families and friends headed to central park for a quick sunbathing session, hoping they don't get infected.
But with hundreds upon hundreds of people gathering in one area...
via: Getty ImagesIt wasn't looking good and there are so many pictures to prove it.
Central Park saw the consequence of selfish humans.
via: Getty ImagesWhile some claimed they were getting their daily exercise time, others just wanted to get some fresh air with their family. The excuses for such careless behavior were borderline disgusting.
And it's not just New York residents that are bending the rules...
via: Getty ImagesOver in LA, people flocked into the Wharf for fresh seafood over the weekend.
And halfway across the world in the United Kingdom...
via: Getty ImagesSome people took a trip down to nature reserves and local parks for a lovely picnic and when stopped by the authorities, they all claimed they were on their daily exercise hour.
It seems as though big cities are having a hard time pinning down culprits.
via: Getty ImagesBut health officials have warned that the current crisis is on the verge of reaching the most dangerous part, so people should put their as well as others' health before their selfish nature.
And Indonesian officials have offered a new innovative solution to those breaking quarantine.
via: FacebookAccording to the Jakarta Post, Sragen regency head Kusdinar Untung Yuni Sukowati has a rather bizarre plan.
To send those breaking quarantine to ... a haunted house."If there's an empty and haunted house in the village, put people in there and lock them up."
Officials in Sepat village have reportedly locked up three residents so far.
via: Getty ImagesWell, that's one way to get people to follow the rules! But it's not just residents of Indonesia causing havoc during the quarantine. Scroll on for the powerful images of one US-based protest...