Story By: Sofija Dizdarevik, Sub-Editor: Alex Cope, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment an elderly woman walks her dog from her first-floor balcony during the coronavirus quarantine before lifting the pooch back into the home by its long lead.
The bizarre scenes were recorded in the Serbian capital Belgrade where people over the age of 65 have been prohibited from leaving their homes due to the risk of them contracting COVID-19.
In the video, an elderly woman whose name has not been reported, can be seen standing on her balcony holding a long lead with her small pooch on the ground below.
Another clip then shows the woman, accompanied by an unidentified person, lifting the pooch back into the flat using its long lead.
The dog can be seen hanging from its collar as she lifts it up onto the balcony with the people recording bursting into laughter.
Netizens were quick to comment, with ‘jogitaksi’ writing: “Luckily the woman doesn’t live on the 5th floor”.
‘n.allmir’ said: “How is she lifting him…Coronavirus take us all.”
‘milicantic’ commented: “Oh my God, poor dog” and ‘_dimitrijevic.a’ said: ‘This is sad”.
On the other hand, there were some netizens who thought that the dog was happy being out, as ‘dimitrijevic.10’ says: “Who says this can’t be done”, ‘andji_pandji99’ wrote: “hahahah” while ‘domazzi37’ said: “Everything is possible when we want something”.
According to local media, the Serbian Government has restricted the movement of the elderly who are not allowed to leave their homes from 10am until the end of the day.
According to the latest Government measures, owners are now allowed to take their pets out for 20 minutes between 8 and 9 pm.
Serbia has suffered 222 confirmed cases of COVID-19, leading to two deaths.
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