Picture of 'crowded' Marine Drive goes viral! Netizens demand action

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jun 08, 2020, 08:00 PM(IST)

Marine Drive in Mumbai Photograph:( Twitter )

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The citizens in the image were seen wearing masks but they did not maintain a proper distance from each other. 

Netizens were left stunned and alarmed when a picture from Mumbai's Marine Drive surfaced. The picture showed a large crowd on the spot, out for their morning exercises violating social distancing norms. 

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On May 31, the Maharashtra Government allowed some outdoor physical activities as part of the first phase of its 'Mission Begin Again'. According to revised guidelines, "Physical exercises like cycling, jogging, running, walking are permitted in public open spaces". 

The citizens in the image were seen wearing masks but they did not maintain a proper distance from each other. 

Netizens on Twitter expressed their concerns on social media. 

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India reported 9,983 new coronavirus cases which is the highest single-day spike with 206 deaths in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said. The total number of cases in the country has now risen to 2,56,611, including 12,53,81 active cases.

The health ministry said that the death toll in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 7,135.

As India began to relax its lockdown, the national capital opened its borders with neighbouring states including Gurugram. Delhi's Jama Masjid also reopened today for devotees. 

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