Man leaves house in T-Rex suit during coronavirus lockdown in Spain

Man leaves house in T-Rex suit during coronavirus lockdown in Spain

In the wake of the Spanish government imposing a nationwide lockdown in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19, it appears that most citizens are abiding by the new measures and staying indoors.

One person, however, was captured on camera by police, walking down the empty streets in a T-Rex costume, while the Jurassic Park theme song plays in the background.

Spanish police footage captures the bizarre moment a man leaving his home in a T-Rex costume in Spain during the country's coronavirus lockdown:

The Murcia Police has since posted the video to Twitter, reminding the nation in the caption that while walking their pets is permitted, walking around dressed as T-Rex is not.

"Having a Tyrannosaurus rex complex is not covered," they wrote in Spanish, including the #stayathome hashtag.

In the video, a police vehicle can be seen approaching the individual, while one member of the department goes over to speak to him. The man then proceeds to walk away.

This is the incredibly heartwarming moment a woman tells her granddad that she's engaged through a window amid the coronavirus pandemic:

Based on statistics from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, Spain has fared particularly badly during the coronavirus outbreak, with at least 15,014 cases at the time of writing. Second to Italy, it has been one of the worst-hit countries in Europe.

In response to the crisis, the Spanish government declared a state of emergency over the weekend. The Mediterranean country has ordered the closure of all non-essential stores along with bars, restaurants, football grounds, cafes, and cinemas.

Citizens have also been ordered to stay in their homes. They are permitted to leave only to buy food or medicine or to go to work, health centers or banks. Besides that, travel is only permitted for those who are caring for the elderly or other vulnerable people.