The coronavirus surge in Mumbai is no April fool's joke, so mask up and be fool-proof against the virus!
The Mumbai Commissioner of Police took to his Twitter on April 1 to urge the city dwellers to wear a mask to arrest the emergent second wave of coronavirus here. Given the exponential rise of COVID-19 in Mumbai and the people's callous attitude towards safety norms, the city's law enforcement are twisting words to encourage people to mask-up for the steeping infection graph here is no April fool joke!
Mumbai Police Department spreads awareness against coronavirus
Don't get fooled by the virus, wear a mask and be 'fool-proof' #AprilFoolsDay#WearAMask#TakingOnCorona pic.twitter.com/O53u5FwAEo
— CP Mumbai Police (@CPMumbaiPolice) April 1, 2021
While April 1 has been popularised by pranksters around the globe as April Fools' Day to play practical jokes on each other, the Mumbai Police and Commissioner of Police have turned the tradition on its head to urge the people to #WearAMask. The CP Mumbai Police's official Twitter Handle labelled the act of not wearing a face mask as a 'costly prank' and appealed all to mask-up and be 'fool -proof' against the virus.
Another one of his tweets in Marathi states that Mumbai will fool coronavirus and wear a mask. It also reads that it is compulsory to wear a mask till the COVID scare is completely eliminated- and not just in April. On similar lines, in an official tweet, the Mumbai Police also said that those roaming around without a mask are the fools.
Thinks that fool roaming without a mask! #GetRealMaskUp#AprilFoolsDay#WearAMask#TakingOnCorona pic.twitter.com/lszrgYihWQ
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 1, 2021
Meanwhile, around 5,399 fresh COVID cases were reported in Mumbai in the last 24 hours and this continuous high caserise each day has caused Mumbai to scale up as the second worst-hit district in Maharashtra with 4,14,773 confirmed cases. Active cases here now stand at 49,953 as 3,168 recoveries were announced yesterday. Until now, about 3,52,173 people have been treated while 11,690 have succumbed to the infection.