Two French swimmers tried to break the quarantine rules dressing in a hilarious disguise – but the police caught them
Two French men in their 50s decided to turn into buoys for a day and take a dip in the Mediterranean sea amid coronavirus lockdown in France.
In breach of lockdown rules, the men came up with an ingenious plan to escape the quarantine lockdown. They dressed up as buoys and slipped into the sea at Almanarre Beach in Hyères, France.
However, their joy and creativity did not last long as they were spotted by French authorities who managed to catch and even fine one of them, Daily Mail reported.
With their faces almost entirely covered bar a small slit for them to see through, the men struggle to get away quick enough and in the end, one of them was caught by the local police.
His named Pierrot and he was charged 135 euros or $145 approximately for his 'buoying' around, even as his partner managed to escape.
In a video that was first shared on Facebook and is now going viral on the internet, the two can be seen making fun on the beach and rolling around in the sand while their heads were covered with white buoy-shaped headgear, while the rest of the population in France is on lockdown.
While the duo were slammed for breaking lockdown regulations, their sheer gall seemed to earn the
Pierrot said: 'I wanted to make a funny video but it took a turn for the worse, I’m the one who got the fine.
'As I’ve said, I regret it but also don’t regret it as it’s made people laugh and brought joy to a lot of people.'
The mayor of Hyères Jean-Pierre Giran previously said he would request to reopen beaches if social distancing was maintained.
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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.