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Here’s Delhi Police’s ‘pawri’ meme urging citizens to take precautions amid Covid surge

Amid the sudden surge in Covid cases, the Delhi Police took to social media to urge citizens to take precautions and stay at home.

A lot of us may be taking our first shot of the COVID-19 vaccines, but the truth is, the pandemic is far from over, with the sudden surge in Covid cases. In fact, Maharashtra reported 5,124 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, March 22, while Delhi reported over 300 cases of COVID-19.

Amid the sudden surge in Covid cases, the Delhi Police took to social media to urge citizens to take precautions and stay at home. On its Twitter handle, the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of Central Delhi shared a sketch — inspired by Pakistan’s Dananeer Mobeen, who went viral with her ‘pawri ho rahi hai’ video, created by Yashraj Mukhate.

The sketch starts with the cartoon version of the coronavirus introducing itself and saying, “Yeh hum hain (this is us)”. We then see three types of coronavirus with the dialogue, “Yeh hamare mutations hain (these are our mutations)”. In the end there are people drawn with the caption, “Aur yeh hamari pawri ho rahi hai”.

The tweet has received over 2K β€˜likes’ and several comments, with netizens praising Delhi Police for the interesting and engaging post.

β€œThis is very creative and interesting way of driving home a point. Well done!” wrote one user.

The man behind the sketch Rajiv Banerjee, also took to Twitter to express that he is glad his sketch resonated with and has been appreciated by the people.

β€œThank you so much for sharing my cartoon! I hope it helps to spread the message. So glad that it is resonating with people,” Rajiv Banerjee wrote.

As time passed, people started becoming less conscious about taking enough precautions to fight the virus. However, carelessness on our part will only worsen the effects of the pandemic, which disrupted our normal lives and created a sudden halt.

With cases of coronavirus rising every day here’s urging everyone to take precautions and stay safe.Β 

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