Even though the country has opened up post lockdown, the risk of catching infection has not subsided. At a time when India’s total tally of coronavirus cases has crossed 9.8 million, maintaining social distancing should be a mandatory decision for all. Yet, from crowded Mumbai locals to parties being hosted in places like Ludhiana and Delhi, some covidiots are still choosing to defy safety norms.
As per a report in TOI, after a mall in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram offered heavy discounts on essential items and commodities, massive crowds gathered to avail the offers. Social distancing went for a toss as the huge crowd went berserk. Have a look:
— Mirror Now (@MirrorNow) December 12, 2020
Reports say that the district administration intervened and the mall was later shut and sealed on the same day. Moreover, a case was registered under the epidemic act for flouting and violating the social distancing guidelines.
പച്ചക്കറികള്ക്കും പലവ്യഞ്ജനങ്ങള്ക്കും കുറഞ്ഞ വില പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചതിനെ തുടര്ന്ന് ഇന്നലെ രാവിലെ തിരുവനന്തപുരം പോത്തീസില് ഉണ്ടായ തിരക്ക്.
പോത്തീസ് ജില്ലാ ഭരണകൂടം ഇടപെട്ട് പൂട്ടിച്ചു. #Pothys | #Trivandrum | #Covid19 | #Kerala pic.twitter.com/hPfMgZ7fmj
— Zee Hindustan Malayalam (@ZHMalayalam) December 12, 2020
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