Officials Perform Street Dance To Cheer Up Isolated Kids

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash

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This is the moment Civil Protection officials in Spain perform a silly dance in the deserted street to entertain cooped-up children during the coronavirus lockdown.

The incident was filmed in the city of Cartagena in the south-eastern Spanish region of Murcia, and the footage was later shared on Facebook by the City Council where it has been viewed 360,000 times.

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The performance took place on 19th March which is Father’s Day in Spain.

According to local media, hundreds of residents were leaning out of their windows to accompany the Civil Protection officials with their street performance of the children’s song ‘Hola Don Pepito, Hola Don Jose’.

After the song finishes, an official says through the loudspeaker system: “Good afternoon Cartagena!

“Especially for all the dads on their day, we hope to help lift your spirits. The applause is all for you.”

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The authorities wanted to mark Father’s Day as well as cheer up children who have been cooped-up indoors for several days during the lockdown.

As of 20th March, 19,980 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Spain with 1,002 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

As a result, the Spanish government has imposed strict measures for an initial period of two weeks to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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