Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2020
A kangaroo has been spotted hopping through the streets of an empty Australian city during the country’s lockdown over the coronavirus or COVID 19 pandemic. The police shared footage of the animal travelling next to a deserted pavement in Adelaide, and running into just one car in the city centre. The kangaroo then hops over to an empty park in the video posted by South Australia Police.
In Australia, people can only go outside if it is essential — for example, to get food or go to work — in a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus, which has infected more than 6,600 people in the country to date. The animals have been spotted roaming around in public in other countries — including deer running through streets and an alligator strolling through a shopping centre in the United States — while people have been ordered to stay at home.
The mountain goats have also been seen wandering around a Welsh town and nibbling on residents’ hedges during the United Kingdom lockdown.
Australia has been enforcing social distancing measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, banning public gatherings of more than two people and placing restrictions on movement.