Virginia Teen Gets Stuck in Washing Machine During Coronavirus Lockdown Hide-And-Seek Game

A teenager had to be rescued from a laundry machine by the fire service after a game of hide-and-seek went wrong.

Amari Dancy, from Prince William, Virginia, was playing with her younger cousins during lockdown. The 18-year-old found the perfect hiding spot in the washing machine, but soon found she couldn't get out.

Eventually, the Prince William County Fire and Rescue had to come and free the teen.

Dancy's aunt captured the scene on camera, saying: "Kids will be kids." She told FOX 5: "Time to let kids go back to school please!"

Virginia has a strict "stay at home" order in place, which states residents must remain in their homes except for essential purposes until June 10.

The executive order requires all state residents to remain in their homes except for specific essential activities. These include obtaining food and beverages, seeking medical care, taking care of family or animals, visiting family members, exercising in compliance with social distancing guidelines and travelling to a place of worship, work or education.

It also bans any gatherings of more than 10 people, including parties and religious services. Additionally, all universities are required to suspend in-person classes, and all public beaches will be closed, except for fishing and exercise, so long as social distancing is maintained.

This week, Virginia authorities reported a drop in the number of new coronavirus cases for the third straight day on Monday as Governor Ralph Northam continues to resist protesters calling for the economy to be reopened.

The Virginia Department of Health confirmed a total of 8,990 coronavirus cases as of Monday, with 453 additional individuals testing positive over the past 24 hours. The death toll also increased by 23 from 277, bringing the total number of fatalities across the state to 300.

The figures mark the third consecutive drop in new cases for the state. Virginia saw 484 individuals test positive for COVID-19 on April 19 and 562 on April 18, according to data maintained by the Virginia Public Access Project.

Virginia leaders have continued to warn that the state isn't ready to safely reopen, despite protests against the state's stay-at-home measure.

Demonstrations broke out in several states over the past week—among them Virginia, Kentucky, Minnesota and Michigan—as anti-quarantine protesters took to public areas to demand an end to the stay-at-home orders that have drastically slowed the virus spread, as well as the country's economy.