Man wanted to meet girlfriend, Mumbai Police's retort floors netizens
(Sourced from PTI)
Mumbai police's humorous reply to a Twitter user, who wanted to meet his girlfriend during the ongoing coronavirus-induced restrictions imposed by the Maharashtra government, has won the hearts of netizens. At present, Section 144 of the CrPC that prohibits assembly of five or more people at one place is in force in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra to bring down the COVID-19 cases.
The city police has made it mandatory for the vehicles in emergency/essential services to put up color-coded stickers in a bid to limit vehicular movement. Against this backdrop, a Twitter user named Ashwin Vinod tagged the Mumbai police and tweeted, "@MumbaiPolice what sticker should I use in order to go out and meet my girlfriend? I miss her."
We understand it’s essential for you sir but unfortunately it doesn’t fall under our essentials or emergency categories!— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 22, 2021
Distance makes the heart grow fonder currently, you healthier
P.S. We wish you lifetime together. This is just a phase. #StayHomeStaySafe https://t.co/5221kRAmHp
The reply by the police was well received and widely appreciated by the users on the micro-blogging site. "Very thoughtful reply. Each person has their own essentials. Please keep us engaged with witty responses and we are forever grateful for your service! You take care of Mumbai as no one else does! All of you stay safe and healthy!" Twitter user Satyan Israni said.
Meanwhile, another Twitter user Sandeep Chauhan sought the police's permission to meet his friend. "I want to meet my friend this weekend in Kandivali, I am based out of Bhandup..which color tag I should use?? it's been long since we met, I shall be traveling by my car," (sic) he tweeted. Mumbai Police's Twitter handle has more than 50 lakh followers.
A friend, who respects your taking precautions during COVID is a friend indeed. We are sure your friend will agree.— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 22, 2021
Please stay home, we would not want to get unfriendly with you... https://t.co/D32ON0zfv8
Meanwhile, with 67,468 cases reported yesterday, Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally climbed to 4.03 million with 61,911 deaths registered to date. India has reported more than 1.60 crore coronavirus cases. In the last 24 hours, 2,104 more people succumbed to coronavirus-linked complications, taking the total death toll to 1,84,657. The number of active cases in the country stands at 22,91,428.