Corona current: woman leads her husband on a leash

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Woman leads man on leash in curfew

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The corona pandemic brings about the strangest situations: In Canada, a woman put her husband on a leash – to bypass the curfew.

Extraordinary situations require extraordinary measures? Well, we are all clearly feeling that in the course of the Corona crisis. A woman from Canada took the saying a little too seriously – and tried to bypass the corona measures with an absurd action.

Imagine going for a walk with your dog in the evening. It's already dim, you can only vaguely recognize other dog owners in the park. But even from a distance you can see: The outline at the end of this line cannot possibly be an animal. It's a grown man.

Wife goes for a walk in curfew with her husband

It has now happened in Quebec, Canada. There is currently a curfew due to the corona pandemic. Between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. people are only allowed to leave their home in exceptional cases – for example, if the dog has to go outside. However, it was precisely this gap that a woman took advantage of: She went for a walk – but with her husband on a leash.

When the Canadian police approached them about the ban, the lady was stubborn, according to media reports. The officers had the impression that they deliberately wanted to provoke them with the action. The woman is said to have declared with a serious expression that she was going for a walk with "her dog". Except that it was obviously a grown man.

Despite payment of a fine, no inspection

The lady couldn't avoid punishment with the excuse. She and her companion both had to pay a fine of just under 1,000 euros for the violation.

The lockdown could be even more expensive for the woman: She is said to have announced that she now wants to walk her dog in this way every evening.

Obviously there are still many people who do not take the corona measures seriously. We can all understand that they are annoying. But above all, they protect us and others – and we shouldn't forget that.

Sources used: Welt, Spiegel