These residents crammed in lines defeated the entire impetus of a lockdown in the red zone.
In the light of the several overcrowded areas in Mumbai due to the sales of liquor on Monday, Mumbai Police officials have warned the citizens against flouting social distancing rules. Maharashtra is the worst hit state in India in terms of the corona pandemic but this relaxation led to the disregarding of norms set by the health experts.
On Monday, the Twitter handle of Mumbai Police was flooded with umpteen criticisms by conscious citizens from all across Mumbai, complaining against the queues of people outside wine stores. These residents crammed in lines defeated the entire impetus of a lockdown in the red zone. In response to the grievances shared by Mumbaikars, the Mumbai Police tweeted-
There were several videos which surfaced online, showcasing hordes of inhabitants thronging wine shops in areas like Tilak Nagar, Chembur, Sion Koliwada, IC colony in Borivli (W), GTB Nagar, Yogi Nagar in Borivli (W), Chincholi Bunder in Malad (W), Chembur camp area and Matunga.
A message to all our readers
Abiding by the rules is the need of the hour to flatten the raging curve, especially in Maharashtra which has around 13,000 cases right now. The authorities have been doing their best to implement the directives issued by medical professionals and such reckless behaviour patterns only suggest that we aren't ready to handle further relaxations.