Night curfews are back in the country. With increasing Omicron cases in Delhi, the state government has implemented night curfews starting today. The curfew will be in effect from 11 pm to 5 am. Not just Delhi, other states including Maharashtra, Haryana, Karnataka, 8 cities of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Assam (not applicable on December 31) have also implemented night curfews. We know this announcement might have made you cancel your New Year’s plans.
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BUT WHY NIGHT CURFEW?
Night curfews have been implemented to control the spread of Covid-19. It will help avoid public gatherings at night, especially during New Year’s Eve. But what about Covid-19 spread during the day? Night curfews might not be the perfect solution because of the simple reason: Covid-19 can catch you during the day as well.
You might have come across videos and pictures of public gatherings during the day. For instance, in this recent viral video from Sarojini Nagar market, Delhi, you can see hundreds of people falling on each other while it's clearly day (and not night).
Sarojini Nagar market. Omicorn will die by being ?????????? pic.twitter.com/qhQvdAH2ms— Umesh Sethi (@UmeshSethi17) December 23, 2021
Many Twitter users are also questioning the effectiveness of night curfews, and shared the funniest memes. You can get on with Monday on a hilarious note with these.
1. NIGHT CURFEW MIGHT HELP JUST LIKE THIS
2. THIS SCENE FROM THE MOVIE DHAMAAL EXPLAINS THE RELEVANCE OF NIGHT CURFEWS
3. NIGHT CURFEW IS A UNIVERSAL SOLUTION THESE DAYS
4. MEANWHILE, OMICRON BE LIKE
5. OMICRON WOULD DEFINITELY WANT TO SAY THIS
6. NIGHT CURFEW IS LIKE USING A KNIFE DURING A GUNFIGHT
Trying to control Coronavirus with night curfew pic.twitter.com/OkAMYNXC5M— Sagar (@sagarcasm) December 24, 2021
7. ANOTHER VIDEO THAT YOU COULD RELATE TO
Collective efforts by the government and citizens not just during the night, but day as well might help control the spread of Covid and its many variants, including Omicron. So, let’s wear a mask, wash our hands, practice social distancing and celebrate New Year's at home.