“Where Is Your Mask?”, With A Stick In Hand, A Young Boy Calls Out People For Not Following COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour In Dharamshala

“Where Is Your Mask?”, With A Stick In Hand, A Young Boy Calls Out People For Not Following COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour In Dharamshala

With a cloth mask on his face and a long bright yellow stick in one hand, a young boy pokes at the adults meandering carelessly in the bustling market area in Dharamshala without a face mask
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“Where Is Your Mask”, With A Stick In Hand, A Young Boy Calls Out People For Not Following COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour In DharamshalaNetizens are lauding the young boy for calling out adults for defying COVID protocols in Dharamshala
Highlights
  • In the viral video from Dharamshala, people are seen roaming without a mask
  • A video of a boy asking people to wear face masks was shared on Instagram
  • Wearing a face mask is a crucial measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19

New Delhi: With a dip in the COVID cases in the country, people have started to step out of their houses and travel to other cities like Dharamshala, Shimla and Mussoorie. Photos and videos on the internet show people flouting COVID safety protocols including social distancing and wearing a face mask in public. In yet another viral video shared on Instagram by a page named Dharamshala Local, a young boy is seen questioning people for not wearing a face mask in a market area.

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With a cloth mask on his face and a long bright yellow stick in one hand, the child pokes at the adults meandering carelessly in the bustling market area without a face mask. The young boy is seen stopping people and asking one simple question, ‘tumhara mask kaha hai?’ (where is your mask?) However, his pleas are ignored as adults simply smile at him and walk away.

Sharing the video on social media, the admin of the local page, questioned the careless behaviour of the educated people and wrote, “This little kid was seen on the streets of Dharmshala, asking people to wear mask. He doesn’t even have shoes to wear. See the smirking faces of these people. Who is educated and who is uneducated here?”

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The video shared earlier in the day on Instagram has gone viral with 6.22 lakh views and over 15,000 likes.

Watch The Viral Video

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Ever since the video has gone viral on social media, netizens have come out in support of the young boy and called out the uncivilised behaviour of the civilised population. An Instagram user commented, “So you travel to a location and don’t wear masks, putting the life of the locals in danger. Hats off to the civilised people.”

Appreciating the kid, another user wrote, “Shame on the people who don’t care about there life and others I appreciate the kid who doing his job well done.”

“Wish the other civilians be half as sensible as the kid, we could possible prevent the third covid wave”, wrote a Twitter user.

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“Why is this so difficult to understand! And this awesome kid, I wish I could meet this kid someday!”, wrote another.

A Twitter user reminded the second wave of the pandemic in the country when almost everyone was scrambling for hospital beds, oxygen, plasma, and medicines. He wrote, “Surprised with people’s behaviour… hardly I could see only few people wearing masks. They have already forgotten the struggle for hospital bed, plasma, oxygen, ventilator, Remedisvir….”

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“Responsible “kid” among irresponsible “creatures”. Another good example to prove, “Education has nothing to do with being responsible and concerned.””, highlighted another user.

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World

19,66,15,634Cases
6,33,31,644Active
12,90,85,240Recovered
41,98,750Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 194 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 19,66,15,634 and 41,98,750 have died; 6,33,31,644 are active cases and 12,90,85,240 have recovered as on July 30, 2021 at 4:07 am.

India

3,15,72,344 44,230Cases
4,05,155 1,315Active
3,07,43,972 42,360Recovered
4,23,217 555Deaths
In India, there are 3,15,72,344 confirmed cases including 4,23,217 deaths. The number of active cases is 4,05,155 and 3,07,43,972 have recovered as on July 30, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

62,90,156 7,242

81,933 3,980

60,75,888 11,032

1,32,335 190

Kerala

33,49,365 22,064

1,55,327 5,287

31,77,453 16,649

16,585 128

Karnataka

29,01,247 2,052

23,277 685

28,41,479 1,332

36,491 35

Tamil Nadu

25,55,664 1,859

21,207 314

25,00,434 2,145

34,023 28

Andhra Pradesh

19,62,049 2,107

21,279 280

19,27,438 1,807

13,332 20

Uttar Pradesh

17,08,373 60

784 16

16,84,834 44

22,755

West Bengal

15,26,539 766

11,300 70

14,97,116 822

18,123 14

Delhi

14,36,144 51

554 19

14,10,541 70

25,049

Chhattisgarh

10,01,781 130

2,086 140

9,86,175 270

13,520

Odisha

9,74,132 1,615

15,276 489

9,53,088 2,039

5,768 65

Rajasthan

9,53,622 17

259 9

9,44,410 26

8,953

Gujarat

8,24,829 27

268 6

8,14,485 33

10,076

Madhya Pradesh

7,91,796 18

130 0

7,81,153 18

10,513

Haryana

7,69,858 30

712 10

7,59,516 17

9,630 3

Bihar

7,24,719 46

481 1

7,14,596 42

9,642 3

Telangana

6,43,716 623

9,188 126

6,30,732 746

3,796 3

Punjab

5,99,005 58

553 6

5,82,162 60

16,290 4

Assam

5,64,030 1,299

14,114 385

5,44,695 1,664

5,221 20

Jharkhand

3,47,105 56

259 22

3,41,720 34

5,126

Uttarakhand

3,41,982 48

669 3

3,33,952 51

7,361

Jammu And Kashmir

3,21,207 181

1,144 5

3,15,686 175

4,377 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,05,728 229

1,098 145

2,01,110 84

3,520

Goa

1,70,900 90

1,077 5

1,66,679 93

3,144 2

Puducherry

1,20,725 98

972 49

1,17,961 49

1,792

Manipur

96,824 1,000

10,895 27

84,408 1,016

1,521 11

Tripura

78,059 271

3,640 221

73,665 488

754 4

Meghalaya

63,745 731

5,750 294

56,933 423

1,062 14

Chandigarh

61,948 5

37 1

61,102 4

809

Arunachal Pradesh

47,477 335

4,252 49

43,000 383

225 1

Mizoram

37,171 764

11,862 252

25,168 511

141 1

Nagaland

27,653 67

1,299 51

25,798 114

556 4

Sikkim

26,132 276

3,297 180

22,498 92

337 4

Ladakh

20,324 4

60 4

20,057 8

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,643 1

36 5

10,603 6

4

Lakshadweep

10,162 7

70 6

10,042 13

50

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,534 3

10 3

7,395

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