Coronavirus: In Russia, you can rent a dog for one hour in order to avoid the quarantine
In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, residents from Moscow and several other regions are urged to stay at home. Under quarantine conditions, it is recommended to go outside only in case of emergency.
One good reason to leave your home for a short while is to walk your pets. First of all, dogs.
For those who do not have them, but really want to leave the house and take a walk, dog owners offer to rent a “friend for an hour”. Such ads have already appeared on well-known classified sites.
Price - from 500 rubles ($7) and above and a mandatory deposit, and some also have people "accompanying" the animal.
However, people who really love their dogs, this service causes at least confusion.
For example, corgi breeder Alexandra Baklamina, in a comment to Vesti.Ru, said that a normal owner of a dog would not give it to a stranger, even for a while.
"How can a person be sure of the behavior of his own dog? A dog may not listen to a stranger, pick up something or run away," Alexandra argues.
In addition, as other dog owners say, their pets, in principle, would not go for a walk with a stranger.
The veterinarian, professor of the Department of Biology and Virology, Doctor of Biological Sciences Elena Yarygina, for her part, noted in a comment to m24.ru that renting an animal is very cruel in relation to it.
Yarygina said that this will lead to stress and may affect his health.
The only situation where you can be trusted to walk with your pet acquaintances, friends or neighbors is when you cannot do this for health reasons.
However, the veterinarian believes that such announcements do not make much sense, since walking animals is not the only condition under which a person can leave his home during quarantine: there is still the opportunity to go to the nearest store or pharmacy.
Earlier it was reported about the Spaniard, who decided to earn extra money during strict quarantine, renting out his dogs for walking.
The Nature Protection Service and the Civil Guard drew attention to him. The man was asked to stop this activity, but he continued it.
30 Funny and adorable pictures of people and pets helping each other through coronavirus pandemic
Many pet owners know how important the companion of our beloved animals can be, especially the joy they bring when you arrive home.
And now, as most of the population around the world is on lockdown, many pet owners have started to share funny pictures of how they currently cope with sharing “their territory” between them.
Bemorepanda has collected a compilation of top cute and adorable pictures that show how much joy and affection pets can bring during self-isolation.
A dog wearing a protective mask is seen with its owner inside an autorickshaw in Chennai, India, March 30, 2020. / P. Ravikumar
A man wearing a protective mask walks his dog in Bari, Italy March 31, 2020. / Alessandro Garofalo
A man relaxes with his dog on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 26, 2020. / Ricardo Moraes
A dog looks out the window as a boy studies at home via video conference in Rome, Italy, March 30, 2020. / Alberto Lingria
A dog wears a mask on a street in Shanghai, China March 22, 2020. Aly Song
Home veterinarian Wendy Jane McCulloch examines 8-year-old cat Ivy at the closed Botanica Inc. office as she makes client home visits, in Manhattan, New York City, March 31, 2020. / Caitlin Ochs
A man wearing a face mask and his dog look out of a window in Prague, Czech Republic, March 24, 2020. / David W Cerny
A cat lies in a window near a theatre in Oberammergau, Germany, March 19, 2020. Bavaria's Passion Play, staged every decade since the 1630s when villagers thanked God for the end of the plague, has been postponed for two years due to the spread of the coronavirus. / Andreas Gebert
A dog looks through an apartment window in Washington, March 17, 2020. / Carlos Barria
Lea, 19, plays with her cat as she studies at home during the coronavirus lockdown in Moorsel, Belgium March 31, 2020. / Francois Lenoir
What is self-isolation and why do we need to follow the quarantine lockdown?
Self-isolation is such a regime when the maximum number of people do not allow contacts with each other. Simply they spend all their time at home and go out only in case of an important need. For example, buy products at the supermarket.
This is an important and practically way to deal with a pandemic. The less you contact people, the lower your risk of getting sick or infecting others. Staying healthy right now is an important help to society and the medical system, which is under heavy pressure. After all, if at the same time more people get sick than the medical facilities are able to accept, someone will not be helped. To prevent this terrible situation, stay home. Moreover, if you come up with different activities, it will not be boring at all.
From a legal point of view, the individual quarantine is applied in two ways:
(1)institutionalized quarantine (most often referred under the term quarantine), when an individual is placed by authorities in special quarantine centers for a certain period of time;
(2)home isolation (also referred to as self-isolation), when an individual has the obligation to remain in the home area for a period of time decided by the authorities.
Contact with other people should be avoided so to keep away the coronavirus infection. The World Health Organization recommends not approaching others closer than a meter, and the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention - 1.8 meters. It is believed that at this distance the virus particles will not be transmitted by coughing or sneezing. That’s why at home we feel safe, the feeling of safety is the most important now. Self-isolation means safety.
The hardest question during quarantine 😂
What is that social distancing? Thousands of Britons and Dutch stormed the beaches
Thousands of Britons and Dutch stormed the beaches, taking advantage of the fact that thermometers have indicated 27 degrees Celsius in recent days. On the beach of Scheveningen, near The Hague, you had almost nowhere to throw a needle as many people had come to the beach.
The Netherlands started relaxing on May 6, but with the conditions to prevent the spread of the disease (distance of 2 meters between people, wearing a mask and hand hygiene). The beaches have not been opened yet, but who cared, even if the number of contaminations reached 44,700 yesterday and the number of deaths reached 5,775. The same thing happened in the UK, where temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius were recorded.
Hackney Marshes Beach in East London, the pools near the British metropolis and the beach in Southend, Essex have been stormed by thousands of people of all ages. The Johnson administration imposed restrictive measures on the spread of COVID-19 after the epidemic reached 36,050 deaths and 251,000 diseases. Some regions have begun to relax restrictive measures, but the risks are extremely high given that around 2,000 new cases are reported overnight.
The worst-case scenario of the coronavirus epidemic revealed
The COVID-19 pandemic could have killed 40 million deaths by the end of 2020 in the absence of any preventative measures, according to Imperial College London (UK).
Researchers included a number of scenarios, such as
- What would have happened if the world had not reacted to COVID-19,
- Two scenarios incorporating social distancing, which result in a single-peaked epidemic
- And several scenarios for suppressing the spread of the disease that can have the largest overall impact in terms of reducing disease and deaths.
It is noted that ignoring all security measures would lead to a worse development of the coronavirus epidemic and infection of seven billion people. This number would be halved if the number of contacts had been reduced by 40 percent for children, young people and adults, and 60 percent for older people.
Dr Patrick Walker, an author of the report from Imperial, said: "We estimate that the world faces an unprecedented acute public health emergency in the coming weeks and months. Our findings suggest that all countries face a choice between intensive and costly measures to suppress transmission or risk health systems becoming rapidly overwhelmed. However, our results highlight that rapid, decisive and collective action now will save millions of lives in the next year"
The study shows that poor countries will lose far more people than developed ones. A press release from the British university emphasizes that the problem of COVID-19 is common to all countries on Earth.
The modelling showed that implementing measures early on can have a dramatic impact.
If all countries were to adopt this strategy at 0.2 deaths per 100,000 population per week, 95 per cent of the deaths could be averted, saving 38.7 million lives.
However, if this strategy is adopted later (1.6 deaths per 100,000 population per week), then this figure drops to 30.7 million.
In March, Chinese experts published a study in JAMA Cardiology, which claimed that diseases of the cardiovascular system increases mortality by almost 4.5 times from coronavirus.