Artists dressed up as 'Yamraj' and 'Chitragupt' spread awareness about the importance of wearing masks and maintaining social-distancing, in Bhopal's New Market under the district administration's 'Rok-Tok Abhiyan'.
A local artist, dressed as Yamraj, was seen creating awareness among people about the Covid-19 pandemic, urging them to wear a mask and observe social distancing. India has been recording more than 1 Lakh Covid-19 cases for the 4th day in a row. Vicky, the artist said, "Corona is spreading rapidly so I request people of the city to wear masks and maintain social distancing wherever they go."
#Yamraj #Covid19 #Coronavirus
Despite the rise in COVID-19 cases in UP's Morabadad, people were seen flouting COVID norms, they were neither wearing wearing masks nor following social distancing. District administration took an initiative to create awareness among people and tapped the services of Yamraj, the God of Death. A local artist, dressed as Yamraj, was seen creating awareness among people about COVID-19 pandemic, urging them to wear a mask and observe social distancing.He kept a piece of board along with lines, "Dharti wasio humara workload mat badhao, mask lagao aur distancing rakho", and kept saying "Mask lagao nahi to mai aa raha hun, Yum hai hum, hum hai Yum." Vicky, the artist said, "Corona is spreading rapidly so I request people of the city to wear masks and maintain social distancing wherever they go."
Bhopal district administration on May 09 announced that COVID-19 induced curfew in the state capital will be extended till May 17. In wake of COVID-19 infection surge, curfew was imposed on April 12 and was extended subsequently after every 1 week. Essential services and emergency travel are exempted from movement restrictions.
Petrol and diesel prices witnessed a minor surge in the national capital and stood at Rs 90.74 and Rs 81.12 per litre, respectively on Wednesday. The petrol prices were increased by 19 paise per litre and diesel by 21 paise in Delhi. Rates have been increased across the country and differ from state to state depending on the incidence of value-added tax. In Mumbai, the price of petrol and diesel stood at Rs 97.12 and Rs 88.19 per litre respectively. The price of petrol and diesel in Chennai was Rs 92.70 and Rs 86.09 per litre respectively and Rs 90.92 and Rs 83.98 per litre in Kolkata. Meanwhile, Congress slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the rise in the prices of petrol and diesel."Elections are over, Modi ji has shown taken off his mask, petrol-diesel prices started increasing; Modi ji, now it has been proved that you decide the price of petrol and diesel, not oil companies," tweeted Madhya Pradesh Congress in Hindi. They also shared a newspaper clipping whose headline reads "Petrol and diesel prices increased as soon as elections are over. Petrol in Bhopal up by 24 and diesel by 22 paise".
As the country is reeling under the devastating second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, several cities of Madhya Pradesh have been adversely affected by the virus too. Due to surplus in COVID infections, Janta curfew is underway in Bhopal. Police was on strict vigil to ensure the COVID guidelines and restrictions in the city. Janta curfew in Bhopal has been extended till May 07 to break chain of transmission.
Huge crowd was seen shopping in Bhopal amid spike in COVID-19 cases. People were even seen without masks. Social distancing norms disappeared at jam-packed shopping hub. CM Chouhan had announced night..