Amid the outbreak of COVID-19, a multichild family left their home and settled in the forest, the Interior Ministry of Russia’s Sverdlovsk Region reports.
The head of the family, 33, explained to the police that he had taken his wife and three children to the forest in order to reduce the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus.
The parents and the kids had to sleep on branches of the trees out in the open. Just in case, the adults had a mobile phone on them.
Law enforcement officers who learned about the escape from the man’s relatives took the family back to the village of Krasnogvardeisky.
The health workers who examined the children said they were in ‘satisfactory’ condition. At the moment, the trio is being kept in the local department of children and family services. A protocol has been drawn upon the married couple for faulty parenting.
The number of coronavirus patients in Russia rose by 1,459 in the past 24 hours.
“A total of 10,131 coronavirus cases have so far been recorded in 81 Russian regions (up by 16.8%). As many as 118 people were discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 698. Thirteen coronavirus patients died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 76,” state-run news agency TASS quotes the latest statement by the anti-coronavirus crisis centre.