In a bid to curb the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country, the Delhi government has reportedly announced a 6-day lockdown in the city starting 10 pm tonight till next Monday.
दिल्ली में तेज़ी से बढ़ते कोरोना मामलों के मद्देनज़र एक महत्वपूर्ण घोषणा | Press Conference | LIVE https://t.co/zAECIEcZ53
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 19, 2021
According to a report by NDTV, all private offices will go back to ‘work from home’ mode and only 50 people will be allowed at weddings and 20 at funerals. All malls, cinema halls, shopping complexes, swimming pools, restaurants, salons, gyms, and spas will remain shut during the curfew.
Hence, like last year, we saw scores of people, flouting social distancing norms and crowding outside liquor shops to stock up on their weekly quota.
Several visuals of people queuing outside liquor shops while breaking Covid safety norms were shared online.
Crowds outside liquor store in Delhi's Connaught Place before the curfew. #DelhiCurfew
— News18.com (@news18dotcom) April 19, 2021
And amid all these, a video of a woman from outside one of Delhi’s liquor shops went viral. In the clip, one of the journalists asked her why was she waiting outside the shop. To which she replied in Hindi, “Hum lene aae hai 1 bottle 2 pauye.”
She further said:
“Hum isliye aae hai kyuki injection fayda nahi karega, ye alcohol fayda karegi. Ye jitney daro peetey hai utney bandey sahi rahenge, jitney sharabi hai. Ye dawai se humarey ko koi asar nhi hoga, peg se asar hoga. Meko 35 saal ho gae peetey huey mainey aaj tak koi aur doze nhi li. Yehe leti hu 1 peg roz ka.”
When quizzed what does she think of the 1-week lockdown in Delhi, she says, “Bas theeka kholna chahiye. Doctor k pass janey se bach jaenge hum. Ab tak bachey hue hai aur aagey bhi bach jaenge,” she said.
Take a look at the video here:
#WATCH Delhi: A woman, who has come to purchase liquor, at a shop in Shivpuri Geeta Colony, says, "…Injection fayda nahi karega, ye alcohol fayda karegi…Mujhe dawaion se asar nahi hoga, peg se asar hoga…" pic.twitter.com/iat5N9vdFZ
— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2021
Well, people had a lot to say about this lady.
— Professor ngl राजा बाबू 🥳🌈 (@GaurangBhardwa1) April 19, 2021
What a lady, I salute her. 👏👏👏👏👏👏
— Sanjukta Basu (@sanjukta) April 19, 2021
People like her are responsible for deaths!!
If we behave the same way
We will see another wave of Corona which will be even harsh!!
— RiseOfBurnol🇮🇳 (@RiseofBurnol) April 19, 2021
Coronavirus be like : pic.twitter.com/r53NwK2NmT
— Jitesh Rochlani (@JRism9) April 19, 2021
Aunty be like : pic.twitter.com/nxz3fhj5as
— P✨ (@sadvibehours_) April 19, 2021
Kya hai yeh
Kaun hai yeh
Kahan se aate hai 😭😭😭😵 pic.twitter.com/uNPOwjNbs5
— Mrs Ràw°àt 🇮🇳 (@rawat_shivali) April 19, 2021
Aunty ji just invented first oral covid vaccine and is not even claiming a patent. Naman🙏
— Divya Kumar Soti (@DivyaSoti) April 19, 2021
Meanwhile Coronavirus : pic.twitter.com/t1V6YPj7sK
— Darshan Pathak (@darshanpathak) April 19, 2021
Aunty be like: Damn Corona, damn remdesivir!! pic.twitter.com/LPyh3g7qJJ
— 🇮🇳𝓐𝓼𝓱𝔀𝓲𝓷𝓲 𝓡𝓪𝓳𝓮💕 (@Ashwini_Raje) April 19, 2021
While her light-hearted comedy is good for our hearts, alcohol is still injurious to our health. Also, don’t forget to wear a mask, stay at a safe distance from each other, and definitely follow all the safety norms.