Mumbai is facing a huge increase in the number of cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The administration has set up strict curbs to check people’s movements and stop the spread of the disease. But that doesn’t stop people in town from making exit requests.
One such request came from Ashwin Vinod, who asked Mumbai police what color-coded sticker they should use to go out and meet their girlfriend. The police response was prompt and kind.
“We understand that it is essential for you, sir, but unfortunately it does not fall into our essential or emergency categories! Distance makes your heart more pleasant and you are now healthier. PS We wish you a life together “This is just a phase,” police responded to Ashwin Vinod’s tweet.
They also used the hashtag #StayHomeStaySafe to send the message that it is safe to be home during Covid-19.
Currently, Section 144 of the CrPC – which prohibits the gathering of five or more people in one place – is in effect in Mumbai and other parts of the state due to the increase in Covid-19 cases. City police have forced emergency / emergency services vehicles to put color-coded stickers in order to limit vehicle movement.
The 6-inch circular stickers come in three colors: red, green and yellow.
Vehicles used by doctors, medical staff (including ambulances) wear a red sticker. Those involved in the transport of food, vegetables, fruits, foods and dairy products will have green stickers. If a person is traveling to the airport or ATM, they must stick a yellow sticker on the vehicle.
The police enforce the restraining orders in a strict manner and take action against vehicles that are on the road for no valid reason.
Meanwhile, the police response has been well received and widely appreciated by users of the microblogging site.
“Answer very carefully in these difficult times. Each person has their own essentials. Please keep us involved with witty answers and we are forever grateful for your service! Take care of Mumbai as no one else does !!” Twitter user Satyan Israni said.
The Twitter handle of the Mumbai police has over 50 lakh followers.