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Canadian News Mar 15, 2020 5:33 PM EST

WATCH: Young Canadians party in streets, scoff at coronavirus warnings

Young Canadians are scoffing at coronavirus warnings and partying hard in large gatherings.

WATCH: Young Canadians party in streets, scoff at coronavirus warnings
Barrett Wilson Montreal, QC

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Baffling footage of young Canadian university students partying in a large gathering has emerged on the internet. Twenty-somethings in Kingston, Ontario donned St. Patrick's Day attire and flooded the streets on Saturday despite warnings from police not to congregate.

Global News' Kraig Krause documented the scene on Twitter and interviewed a few young Canadians who scoffed at the notion of public safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

One young woman claimed, "I have a compromised immune system, but I'm still only 21 ... I'm not even worried because I take supplements and I self medicate."

When asked if he was worried that gatherings like this would help to spread the coronavirus, a young man said, "I'm not worried. I know it will. It's not a question. It will definitely spread the disease because it will definitely spread the disease." Laughing, he continued, "You know, do what you can. If you're sick, then don't go. If you're worried about it, then don't go. If you do attend these, be in isolation after the fact. You can do your part for the community."

Kingston Police, Public Health and Queen’s University had asked students not to attend St. Patricks Day parties this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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