In the Russian Seaside region, a man with his three young
children has gone to live in the forest to pass the Covid-19 pandemic there,
Russian press reports.
According to the Department of the Investigation Committee
of the Seaside Region, at the beginning of May the authorities received
information that three children had disappeared in the village of Kavalerova. The
villagers were already beginning to think that the worst had happened to the
family, or that it had died.
Investigators later found out that the children's father had
also disappeared. At the family residence, the police obtained evidence that
the family was about to leave home.
A criminal case was opened and the search for missing
persons began. The family was found in the woods two days later. The
39-year-old father told rescuers that he had taken the children to the forest
to spend time there until the covid-19 epidemic will end.
Could you live in the woods with the kids during lockdown?
The children have been temporarily removed from the family,
Kavalerova municipal officials said. There is no danger to children's health.
The father was not detained after the incident.
This is not the first time a family has gone to the forest
in Russia to "hide" from Covid-19. A similar case was recorded in the
Urals in early April, when a mother, father and their three children went to
the forest. The family was found by police officers, who were reported missing.