“Distance hurts the heart more”: Mumbai man who wants to meet girlfriend during curfew receives witty response from police

Mumbai is struggling with a huge increase in the number of cases of coronary heart disease (Covid-19). The administration has set up strict borders to control the movement of the people and stop the spread of the disease. But that doesn’t stop people from the city from making requests to get out.

One such request came from Ashwin Vinod, who asked the Mumbai Police what color-coded sticker he would use to go out and meet his girlfriend. The response from the police was quick and polite.

“We understand that it is essential for you sir, but unfortunately it is not categorized under our essential or crisis categories! Distance makes the heart more pleasing and for now you are healthier. PS We wish you life together. This is just a phase , “police responded to Ashwin Vinod’s tweet.

They also used the hashtag #StayHomeStaySafe to give the message that it is safe to be at home during Covid-19.

Currently, Article 144 of the CPC – which prohibits the gathering of five or more people at a time – applies in Mumbai and other parts of the state due to growing cases of Covid-19. City police have forced vehicles in emergency / emergency services to set up color-coded stickers to restrict vehicle movement.

The circular 6-inch stickers come in three colors: red, green and yellow.

The vehicles used by doctors, medical staff (including ambulances) have a red sticker. Those engaged in transporting food, vegetables, fruits, foodstuffs and dairy products will have green stickers. If someone is traveling to the airport or vending machine, he must affix a yellow sticker on his vehicle.

Police carry out the restraining orders strictly and act against the vehicles that are on the streets without any valid reason.

Meanwhile, the response from the police was well received and widely liked by the users on the microblogging website.

“A very thoughtful response in these difficult times. Each person has their own essences. Please engage us in ingenious answers and we always appreciate your service! You take care of Mumbai like no other! All of you remain safe and healthy!” Twitter user Satyan Israni said .

Mumbai police’s Twitter handle has more than 50 lakhs.

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