This Connecticut Man Among Tourists Was Found Living in an Indian Cave During The Coronavirus Lockdown

There’s doing your level best to self-isolate to hinder the spread of the new coronavirus, and then there’s taking it to where the sun doesn’t shine.

Michael Falcone, 38, from Connecticut, has been limiting his chance to spread the virus by hiding in a cave in India, NBC News is reporting.

Falcone and fellow tourists from Ukraine, Turkey, France and Nepal ran out of cash while hunkered down in a hotel in the town of Muni Ki Reti in the northern state of Uttarakhand.

When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a national lockdown, Falcone and his fellow travelers decided to wait out the pandemic inside a cave.

That was nearly a month ago.

NBC News said that the police picked up the desperate spelunkers on Saturday. Officials say they all tested negative for COVID-19, but are being required to quarantine for 14 days at a local spiritual sanctuary as an extra precaution.

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