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From Delhi, Andhra Pradesh To Bihar, ‘Yamraj’ Hits The Streets Of India To Create Awareness About Coronavirus

In the fight against COVID-19, local authorities in many places have sought divine intervention from the God of death, Yamraj to drive home the purpose of the lockdown

From Delhi, Andhra Pradesh To Bihar, 'Yamraj' Hits The Streets Of India To Create Awareness About Coronavirus
Highlights
  • Delhi Police gets an artist to play Yamraj, to ask people to stay at home
  • Same strategy deployed in other places like Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Indore
  • 'If you love your life, stay inside your home': Message 'Yamraj' is giving

New Delhi: The total number of Novel Coronavirus cases in India is inching towards 32,000 and parallely the country is edging towards the end of lockdown 2.0 which is in place till May 3. While there is no clarity on whether the lockdown will be relaxed in a phased manner or extended, one thing that is crystal clear is that at this juncture, the only way to stay safe is by staying at home. And in order to reinstate the same message, on Monday (April 27) Delhi Police took the help of a local artist who dressed up as a Yamraj, God of death, to appeal to people to stay indoors.

Also Read: Delhi Cops’ Pay Siren Tribute To Bangla Sahib Gurdwara For Their Service In The Tough Times Of Coronavirus, PM Modi Appreciates

Making rounds of RK Puram locality, Delhi Police’s Yamraj spread the message of ‘stay home, stay safe’. Creating awareness by the way of instilling fear in people, Yamraj said,

Delhiites, I am giving you the warning, again; if you love your life, stay inside your home and stay safe. Otherwise, coronavirus, my messenger, will take you to yamlok (hell).

Before Delhi Police, cops in other states including Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh have also resorted to similar tactic to ensure citizens adhere to the lockdown.

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According to the news agency ANI, after four people in Andhra Pradesh’s Rajam Town tested positive for COVID-19, the district administration sprung into action and resorted to creative ways of spreading awareness. Students dressed up as Yamraj, his assistant Chitragupta and even as the coronavirus to help the local police in this drive.

Also Read: Stay Home, Stay Safe: In Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor, Police Use Art To Create Awareness About Coronavirus

On April 17, in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore, Police Constable Jawahar Singh dressed up as a Yamraj to raise awareness among people. Sitting on the bonnet of the police jeep, Mr Singh took the rounds of the city and said,

No one should step out of their house. If you will venture out, you will contract the coronavirus and then if you will not get treatment, you will have to accompany me to the hell.

The appeal was followed by boisterous laughter resembling that of Yamraj.

On April 15, in Bihar’s Munger, a man dressed up as Yamraj and walked through the streets, reminding people to remain indoors. The God of death was accompanied by the ‘coronavirus demon’. Together, the duo raised slogans about the dangers of stepping out of homes during the lockdown.

Also Read: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lauds Children For Creating Awareness About Coronavirus Through Game, Song

World

23,23,25,643Cases
19,46,11,603Active
3,29,58,002Recovered
47,56,038Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 23,23,25,643 and 47,56,038 have died; 19,46,11,603 are active cases and 3,29,58,002 have recovered as on September 28, 2021 at 3:48 am.

India

3,36,97,581 18,795Cases
2,92,2067,414Active
3,29,58,002 26,030Recovered
4,47,373 179Deaths
In India, there are 3,36,97,581 confirmed cases including 4,47,373 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,92,206 and 3,29,58,002 have recovered as on September 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,44,325

41,396 32

63,64,027

1,38,902 32

Kerala

46,41,587 11,699

1,57,733 6,122

44,59,193 17,763

24,661 58

Karnataka

29,73,899 504

12,833 409

29,23,320 893

37,746 20

Tamil Nadu

26,58,923 1,657

17,261 24

26,06,153 1,662

35,509 19

Andhra Pradesh

20,47,459 618

12,482 566

20,20,835 1,178

14,142 6

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,778 6

176 0

16,86,712 6

22,890

West Bengal

15,66,865 472

7,584 99

15,40,530 556

18,751 15

Delhi

14,38,746 32

366 5

14,13,295 37

25,085

Odisha

10,24,764 444

5,102 214

10,11,482 653

8,180 5

Chhattisgarh

10,05,269 27

282 3

9,91,423 30

13,564

Rajasthan

9,54,316 13

86 9

9,45,276 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,872 21

142 9

8,15,648 30

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,504 8

118 2

7,81,868 6

10,518

Haryana

7,70,825 7

329 6

7,60,686 13

9,810

Bihar

7,25,947 3

57 11

7,16,230 14

9,660

Telangana

6,65,284 216

4,585 27

6,56,785 241

3,914 2

Punjab

6,01,538 38

284 2

5,84,747 35

16,507 1

Assam

6,01,031 412

4,587 42

5,90,593 362

5,851 8

Jharkhand

3,48,198 4

79 1

3,42,986 5

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,504 14

218 8

3,35,893 22

7,393

Jammu And Kashmir

3,29,125 117

1,513 1

3,23,190 118

4,422

Himachal Pradesh

2,18,523 209

1,730 16

2,13,124 225

3,669

Goa

1,76,145 50

862 56

1,71,980 106

3,303

Puducherry

1,26,127 37

866 35

1,23,423 72

1,838

Manipur

1,20,000 116

2,111 14

1,16,042 129

1,847 1

Mizoram

90,539 1,846

15,843 358

74,394 1,481

302 7

Tripura

84,085 19

275 3

82,999 22

811

Meghalaya

80,897 108

1,752 125

77,750 230

1,395 3

Chandigarh

65,217 7

44 3

64,354 4

819

Arunachal Pradesh

54,395 43

319 4

53,802 47

274

Sikkim

31,291 25

601 11

30,303 35

387 1

Nagaland

31,167 17

426 19

30,078 35

663 1

Ladakh

20,786 5

148 8

20,431 13

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

0 0

10,666

4

Lakshadweep

10,361

5 0

10,305

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,619 1

11 2

7,479 3

129

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