- 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.
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?”
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
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.
Wish the other civilians be half as sensible as the kid, we could possible prevent the third covid wave. https://t.co/LvRdZQ4qW0
— Abhinay Chowdhary (@mail2abhinay) July 6, 2021
“Why is this so difficult to understand! And this awesome kid, I wish I could meet this kid someday!”, wrote another.
Why is this so difficult to understand! And this awesome kid, I wish I could meet this kid someday! https://t.co/20m6fQmSoa
— Vaibhav ???? (@_vaibhavtodi) July 6, 2021
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….”
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…. https://t.co/4rgHwhaEDF
— Digant Rai ???????? (@DigantRai) July 6, 2021
“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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