The Lake of the Ozarks, whose shoreline stretches across several U.S. states, was the setting for a massive buildup of revellers last weekend who seemed little concerned about the corona measures.
Various images of large groups of holidaymakers who gathered in swimsuits to celebrate Memorial Day circulate on social media. Officials are shocked.
In the United States, it is Monday Memorial Day, the day on which all killed soldiers are commemorated.
It is a tradition that the weekend before, Americans flock to beaches and lakes to enjoy the sunny weather.
Memorial Day, therefore, marks the unofficial start of summer.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, it was expected that it would be a lot quieter in popular (coastal) places than in previous years, but in some states, it turned out to be the opposite.