Hundreds of sheep take over Turkish street during coronavirus lockdown


Hundreds of sheep were caught on camera parading through the streets in Turkey Saturday night amid the country’s coronavirus lockdown.

The astonishing footage shot in the city of Samsun was reposted to Twitter by Ragip Soylu, a reporter based in Turkey. The video, as of Sunday night, has been viewed nearly 2.5 million times.

“Flock of sheep invades Turkey’s city of Samsun last night during the coronavirus lockdown,” wrote Soylu.

The majority of sheep can be seen moving in the road at varying speeds. But some of the animals were spotted grazing in an adjacent city greenspace.

As of Sunday, Turkey has seen more than 126,000 coronavirus cases and 3,397 people have died, according to the country’s health minister, Fahrettin Koca.