A lot of us are staying inside our houses amidst the coronavirus outbreak, but a number of college students in the United States of America are going to Miami, Florida, so they can celebrate the annual spring break.
Large portions of South Beach were packed out with partying students earlier this week, despite the fact that the government of the USA has asked its residents to stay home.
Some areas of Florida introduced curfews, with pubs and nightclubs being shut, the students in the country still went to Florida.
During an interview with CBS News, a student from Ohio, USA, said, “If I get corona, I get corona. At the end of the day, I’m not going to let it stop me from partying.”
The student added, “I’ve been waiting, we’ve been waiting for Miami spring break for a while. About two months we’ve had this trip planned, two, three months, and we’re just out here to having a good time.”
The Ohio student was not the only one that had the same mentality.
Another student on the beach said, “Yeah, I mean, we planned this trip a long time ago, and it was kind of up in the air if we would still go. But, like, we’re here. I just turned 21 this year, so I’m here to party, so it’s kind of disappointing, but we’re just making the most of it.”
The student added, “We met these other people in our little Airbnb spot. So, we’re just hanging out with them and trying to get drunk before everything closes.”
Partygoers criticized the acts of the government.
A student told CBS News: “It’s really messing up with my spring break. What is there to do here other than go to the bars or the beach? And they’re closing all of it.”
The friend of the student said that what the government is doing is bad.
The student said, “What they’re doing is bad. We need a refund. “This virus ain’t that serious. There’s more serious things out there like hunger and poverty, and we need to address that.”
This week, Donald Trump, the president of the United States of America, said that the country and its residents are fighting an invisible enemy.
The government of the country has announced that social distancing, which includes avoiding social gatherings of people more than 10, clearances of bars, food courts, and restaurants are to be implemented to stop the spread of the virus.
President Trump said, “Each and every one of us has a critical role to play in stopping the spread and transmission of the virus.”
President Trump added, “If everyone makes this change or these critical changes and sacrifices now, we will rally together as one nation, and we will defeat the virus, and we’re going to have a big celebration altogether. With several weeks of focused action, we can turn the corner and turn it quickly.”
As of writing this article, 248,683 people have contracted the novel coronavirus all over the world.
COVID-19 has caused the deaths of 10,082 people.
In the United States of America alone, 14,366 people have contracted the disease.