With Navratri, the country kick-started the festive season with much pomp. However, some of us forgot that we are in the middle of a pandemic that has already claimed scores of lives across the world. Furthermore, there has been a 30% rise in the number of new COVID-19 cases since the Diwali weekend, reported Business Insider.
Gujarat’s Ahmedabad was among the many cities that saw a spike in the number of new coronavirus cases. According to The Times Of India, the city recorded 230 cases on Thursday, a number that was earlier recorded nearly five months ago. Moreover, private hospitals are running full-on capacity.
Therefore, looking at the sudden spike, the state government decided to impose a curfew in the city from 9 pm on Friday night (November 20) till 6 am on Monday morning (November 23).
Rajiv Kumar Gupta, ACS and in-charge of Covid-19 control in Ahmedabad said:
— Dr Rajiv Kumar Gupta (@drrajivguptaias) November 19, 2020
Well, people online were taken aback when they came to know about the curfew this morning. Hence, they vented out their frustration with memes and jokes. Take a look:
— Dishant (@_Dishant7) November 20, 2020
#Ahmedabadcurfew is like giving hajmola after overeating in festive season.
— Kunjan (@kunjan) November 20, 2020
— PUNter(SIMP-le living) (@Mecca_nickel) November 20, 2020
— Sarcastic Guy (@Guy09Sarcastic) November 20, 2020
Daaru stock 💯
Bitings stock. 💯
Maava stock. 💯
Thumsup stock 💯
Vegetable stock 💯
Bread Butter 💯
— 🔥 ∱∪ℕκγβαβα 🔥 (@nillkool9) November 20, 2020
Govt. Of gujarat declares #Ahmedabadcurfew curfew in Ahmedabad..
*Le Gujarat people to Govt.-: pic.twitter.com/HmW5OJY2Ib
— Pulkit🌈 (@sarcasticyadav_) November 20, 2020
— venkysplace (@venkysplace) November 20, 2020
— Jimil Patel🇮🇳 (@jimilpatel_) November 20, 2020
Ahmedabad on curfew today from 9pm to Mon 6am!
Meanwhile, IT professionals to whom it doesn't matter whether its a curfew or lockdown👇
— Pooja Medchel (@PoojaMedchel) November 20, 2020
— Vinaysinhchikaliya 🇮🇳 (@vinaychikaliya) November 20, 2020
Somewhere between … waiting for a WhatsApp notification from GF/ BF to now, waiting for a postponement notification from #ICAI … We all grew up.#ICAI_BE_TRANSPARENT #icaiexamspostponement #icaiexams #ICAI_DENIES_SAFETY #Ahmedabadcurfew #Ahmedabad pic.twitter.com/G7MHdVOrbE
— mitali sharma (@cadream151) November 20, 2020
— Gaurav Gupta (@g48660305) November 20, 2020
— Roman Empire (@RomanEm73754515) November 20, 2020
— ViVek GauTam (@Imvivek04) November 20, 2020
— Dr.Rupal Rana Arya (@ThinkPillTV) November 20, 2020
Jokes aside, we need to remember that the pandemic isn’t over yet guys.