As the world is trying to control the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19, an Austrian pilot outlined a flight path in the sky to give out the message of “Stay Home” in the the times of social distancing and quarantine as well as lockdown.
The message “Stay Home” by the unnamed pilot’s 24-minute flight during COVID-19 lockdown was tweeted by the real-time air traffic tracker FlightRadar.
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According to a report by CNN, the pilot wrote the message on Monday after taking off from an airport in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, about 50 miles south of Vienna.
As on March 24, Austria reported 25 deaths with more than 4,668 active coronavirus cases.
But the tweet got mixed reactions –
What a waste of carbon.— Antony Kennedy (@booshtukka) March 16, 2020
Praiseworthy especially when airline industry globally is losing revenue due to the lack of passengers.— lifeontop MEDICINE (@lifeontopMED) March 17, 2020
A pilot who left home to fly his plane to send a message for people to stay home. The exact thing he didn’t do. 😆— Null (@PhantomQuasar) March 16, 2020
Several countries have gone under lockdown while many have imposed travel bans and flight restrictions amid coronavirus pandemic.