Dog cries at the gate of his favourite park after it’s closed by coronavirus

This heartbreaking video shows a dog whining at the gates of his favourite park which has been shut due to Spain’s coronavirus lockdown.

The clip was shared by the dog’s owner Luis Chacon in the city of Granada as Spain battles one of the world's most severe coronavirus outbreaks – with 767 COVID-19 deaths recorded as of this afternoon.

In the video, the tiny mutt – called Murphy – wears a harness and stands at the entrance of the park where the gate is locked shut.

The pooch whines and wags his tail and is clearly itching to go inside as his owner tells him: “It’s closed.”

Luis tells the miserable pooch that he is sorry but it continues whining until the clip ends.

The dog lover claimed that the park is one of three-year-old Murphy’s favourite areas in the city and the pooch is not used to walking through empty streets.

Parks and other public spaces have been closed in Spain’s coronavirus lockdown, but dogs are allowed to be taken on short walks.

The video, which has been watched more than 1.8million times, was shared with the message: “Day four of quarantine. Murphy is starting to not handle the closing of the parks well. He doesn’t understand anything.”

After the clip went viral, the dog owner shared a message posing with his dog saying: “Thanks a lot to everybody, the love and laughs you are giving us are priceless."

He added: "There will be days without the park, but we will fight on and soon we’ll enjoy every corner of it."

Dog lovers were quick to point out their own pooches were finding the lockdown equally tough and had been suffering from boredom.

A sympathetic woman wrote: “Tell him that my beautiful Sharky (a dog) is the same, she is even overwhelmed but when this is over our friends will continue to enjoy their walks”.

Facing similar difficulties, another pet owner said: “My dog, every time she hears people clapping takes her toys out to the balcony just in case someone wants to play with her."

This comes after a dog owner shared a hilarious video of their pooch putting on their own coronavirus mask with a paw.

  • Spain
  • Dogs
  • Coronavirus

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