As the result of outbreak of Omicron variant, at the time of writing this piece, the situation looked grim and unfavorable, at least when it is made to appear that Mumbai will again be put under lock down. However, in the wake of the grim situation, many celebrities from Mumbai have taken the time to register their concerns, express their apprehensions, and offer advice to their fans while urging them to protect themselves by following covid appropriate protocol.
According to Aalisha Panwar, “I believe that lockdown should be the last option because a lockout might reduce the number of COVID cases, but there will be a large number of people who will starve to death. This is because daily wage earners will not be able to get work during a lockdown. Instead, they should start the curfew at 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. In essence, the city is open from 5 a.m. until 3 or 4 p.m. However, citizens should also take responsibility and go out only when absolutely necessary. Many people travel daily for work, so they must always wear a face mask and use hand sanitizer. They should also observe social distancing.”
Angad Hasija – I pray to the Almighty that we do not go into lockdown because people are already going through a very tough time right now. Those taking precautions should pay close attention to the timing of the events. The imposition of a lockdown would only make the situation worse. Mumbai, as the centre of the entertainment and business industries, has already been impacted by a lot of disasters, and is trying to get back on its feet now.
Aman Maheshwari – As far as I’m concerned, if a lockdown is required, a partial lockdown or the night curfew would be good and a complete lockdown will cause trouble because people have returned to normal after all the hard work they have put in. The imposition of complete lockdown will make life very difficult, so I would suggest people behave responsibly and wear masks.
Perneet Chauhan – The word lockdown has become the saddest word for all of us. lockdown isn’t the solution. There are better ways to deal with this crisis. Healthcare professionals should be consulted for advice. Their knowledge will help to curb its spread. To be honest, we are not truly prepared for it. Nonetheless, we must respond to the occasion as it arises. Keep your spirits up and stay close to the ones you love!
COVID cases are becoming a greater concern, according to Ajay Chaudhary. We need to take all necessary precautions. Although we have already been vaccinated twice, we should still take good care of ourselves. In the end, people should understand the importance of following appropriate precautions.
Nupur Joshi– I strongly believe people should be held accountable for their actions. Locking down won’t solve the problem. Unfortunately, people are not following the guidelines and are not wearing masks, so at the end, lockdown is the only option. It’s a shame we are not understanding. Shutting everything down won’t solve anything. It’s better not to laugh at it and to take it seriously. As we enter the third wave, lockdown will only be an option if we cannot understand the intensity of the surge.
Meera Deosthale– We have experienced a lockdown and know how traumatizing this can be. In addition to financially, it took a toll on us both mentally and emotionally. Consequently, imposing a lockdown on people while they are still recovering from the last lockdown won’t do any good. Rather, the government should impose stricter rules and fines. It’s our responsibility to keep ourselves safe, and we shouldn’t put blame on others when we are the ones not taking precautions. Therefore, I request that everyone stays home, stays safe, and wears masks.