Here's Where to Quarantine When You Run Out of Money
When it comes to mistakes, some people just need to make their own, even if all the evidence that it's a bad decision is right in front of their faces.
At first glance, this philosophy seems to ring true for six tourists who were found self-isolated in a cave near Rishikesh -- an area many know as the place where The Beatles sought spirituality at an Ashram in 1968. But as it turns out, the individuals -- four men and two women from France, Turkey, Ukraine, the United States and Nepal -- had no place else to turn.
After running out of money for a hotel, the group relocated to the cave and were scaping their pennies together for food and supplies.
"They had been living in the cave since March 24, the police found them on Sunday and moved them to Swarg Ashram near Rishikesh," Mukesh Chand, spokesperson for Uttarakhand police explained.
"We have asked them to self-quarantine for two weeks as a precaution but the group seemed healthy," the spokesperson added.
If the story sounds familiar, that's because just a week ago another group of travelers was busted walking around the spiritual Indian city -- a clear violation of the coronavirus lockdown order that has been in place in the country since March 20.
As punishment, these rule-breakers were given the menial task of writing out "I did not follow the rules of lockdown so I am so sorry" 500 times before going on about their day.