In one of the most Myrtle Beach things that’s ever happened, a large group of beach goers clogged up the main strip with golf carts and started a spontaneous block party just days after the governor lifted restrictions on hotel reservations and restaurants.
The event was captured by King Yari, who was eating lunch at a nearby restaurant. In his Facebook post, Yari commentes;
“This happened today while enjoying lunch at Beach House Bar & Grill, a flashMOB of mopeds, golf carts, motorcycles, people, music and no social distancing.🤦🏾♂️”
As of this morning, the video has already been shared over 18,000 times and viewed over 763,000 times:
The dance party took place in the middle of the day on Sunday, May 17th, just 6 days after the governor began lifting restrictions for the state:
As we gradually and methodically lift restrictions aimed at combating the coronavirus, it is incumbent upon South Carolinians to follow to the guidance and recommendations provided by our public health experts to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. (1/) https://t.co/F7W8nZSVAV
— Gov. Henry McMaster (@henrymcmaster) May 8, 2020
As of this morning, South Carolina has 9,381 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 416 deaths. Myrtle Beach’s Horry County has 333 confirmed cases and 21 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths.