Lockdown may be lifting and the government may be easing out restrictions, but that certainly doesn’t mean that we are ready to say goodbye to COVID-19. After the ever-increasing numbers of coronavirus cases, it is evident that the virus is not going away anytime soon and we will just have to learn to live with it (while taking all the necessary precautions).
Even the WHO experts have said that it is impossible to predict when the pandemic would be controlled. However, one look at the images from Mumbai’s Marine Drive area and it was instantly clear that some people never reined in their covid-iotic tendencies. Pictures on the internet show that people were out in full force at Marine Drive. This happened after the Maharashtra government announced ‘Unlock 1‘ and gave a few relaxations. Pictures of the ‘covidiots‘ taking a walk at the Marine Drive stormed Twitter and now we are worried. ‘Coz if our safety depends on them, we are ALL screwed. Here are a few examples of what we mean by covid-iots, in case you were wondering.
— Heyy.Ahmed (@HeyyAhmed) June 7, 2020
So Shocking and Worried to see this😟🥵@mybmc @CPMumbaiPolice @MumbaiPolice When and How is this allowed?? Location: Marine Drive, Mumbai Hope not the same situation in other cities too @MumbaiHD @aditiraval @TMCaTweetAway @Navimumpolice @ThaneCityPolice pic.twitter.com/nSbJYQMovc
— Deep Patel (@deeppate) June 7, 2020
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Huge crowd at Marine drive in the evening. June 6, 2020. In phase 1 of unlocking, outdoor physical activities have been allowed across the state from June 3 from 5 am to 7 pm. #MarineDrive #Phase1 #unlocking1.0 #lockdown5.0 #mumbai #everydaymumbai #everydayeverywhere #indiapictures #thingstodoinmumbai #instagram #instadaily #everydayindia #india_gram #india_ig #indiaclicks #indianphotography #desi_diaries #photojournalism #gettyimages #reportagespotlight #mymumbai #insta_maharashtra #myhallaphoto #storiesofindia #_soi
— Debjit Patoa (@DebjitPatoa) June 7, 2020
I’m a little confused here. Why are they not wearing a mask throughout? Why is taimur not masked at all?
I don’t mean to make any assumptions from a few pictures.
— Anmol Sachar (@anmolsachar) June 7, 2020
Well, of course, these pictures became fodder for memes.
After seeing lots of people roaming on marine drive mumbai~
— harshveer singh (@shaant_ladka_) June 7, 2020
— RAHUL JAIN (@rahul0000044) June 7, 2020
Mumbai Red Zoned
Meanwhile Corona- pic.twitter.com/dE3hvzSmaM
— Tahmeed (@AyeKyaBoltiTuhh) June 7, 2020
— Shubham Bhatt (@Shubharcasm) June 7, 2020
Well, it was imperative for the government to introduce lockdown relaxations to resume economic and industrial activity. However, what we need to keep in mind right now that the virus isn’t out of sight (certainly not in Maharashtra) and that we need to follow social distancing norms to the child. As different phases of ‘Unlocks’ are put in place, it becomes even more important for us to follow the guideline laid out for us. Let’s look out for each other. It’s going to be tough, but we can get through this together.
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