Covid 19: Indians crush social distancing, hit streets during Janta curfew against coronavirus
New Delhi : The whole idea of Janta curfew went into the drain when some Indians misunderstood the call of clapping from their houses and came out on the streets without realizing that how they are putting themselves exposed to the virus responsible of taking several lives.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked people to express their gratitude with claps and bells from their houses for the doctors, sanitation workers and others who have been risking their lives just to offer their help. But, some mistook the idea as a victory over coronavirus and were seen dancing in joy on the streets, which could lead to bigger complication like Italy and China has been facing from past few weeks.
People were supposed to remain inside their houses and clap from their balconies and windows, but here is what people did.
Did people completely forget that we have a pandemic staring at us in the face?— Zeba Warsi (@Zebaism) March 22, 2020
So many videos of people celebrating as if there’s a festival. No social distancing.
I feel enraged, helpless!
NEED MUCH MORE AWARENESS #coronavirusindia #JantaCurfew pic.twitter.com/apI6q7xcwe
From Lucknow, where people despite #JantaCurfew orders came out in a group.— Uzair Hasan Rizvi (@RizviUzair) March 22, 2020
I reckon some people in India only understood the part that they have to bang the utensils at 5pm
They forgot about the #Curfew & self-isolation#coronavirusinindia pic.twitter.com/Y8fSAze45V
Nothing will embarrass India more than the #Covid_19 prevention measures. It shows how the citizens literally have no comprehension skills & cannot understand instructions no matter how many times it is repeated to them.#JantaCurfew has totally backfired.pic.twitter.com/JcFTnWhOZn— Zainab Sikander (@zainabsikander) March 22, 2020
Meanwhile, 13 states and 80 districts have been put on a complete lockdown till March 31 to ensure breaking of chain that may take India into Phase 3 aka community transmission of Covid 19.