Exclusive! Another lockdown in Mumbai? Jackie Shroff, Poonam Dhillon, Pooja Bedi, Pratik Gandhi and others react – Times of India

Parts of Maharashtra, together with Mumbai, have registered a spike in COVID circumstances as soon as once more and we’re gazing one other lockdown. On Sunday, the Mayor of Mumbai, Kishori Pednekar had issued a warning, directing residents to comply with the foundations or face a lockdown. Yesterday, CM Uddhav Thackeray declared that he will likely be reviewing the necessity for a recent lockdown after eight days.

There’s no denying that folks have thrown warning to the wind and resumed life with gusto as if nothing had occurred in 2020. ETimes spoke to some Bollywood personalities to get their perspective on the scenario. Here’s what they needed to say…

Jackie Shroff: What can I say about individuals who’re being callous? Who will take heed to me? If you worth your life, you should put on a masks. When I journey or I’m on the units, followers need me to take away my masks and if I refuse, they really feel offended.

Poonam Dhillon: People can undoubtedly be extra cautious, however as an alternative they’ve began feeling that COVID is over. Many of them inform me: ‘Why are you so paranoid? COVID is gone’. I firmly consider we should always proceed taking full precautions–wearing masks, washing arms, and sanitising. And extra importantly, we should cease ridiculing people who find themselves cautious. Stop going to crowded locations; it is avoidable. Also, I like to recommend inhaling steam whenever you get again dwelling, in the event you’ve been out.

Pooja Bedi:
I believe the hysteria about COVID is disproportionate. The an infection fee makes no distinction, the dying fee does. India, with a inhabitants of 1.3 billion has seen 156K deaths as a result of COVID and its related co-morbidities. Tuberculosis kills virtually 500K (over 3 instances greater than COVID) yearly in India and we by no means locked down or wore masks or put the economic system at a standstill. Even the frequent flu, for that matter, kills as much as 500K worldwide yearly. If you have a look at it in perspective, the loss of jobs, stress ranges, lack of train, worry psychosis and many others. has prompted far more harm than COVID itself. If you observe farmers protests, migrants shifting to villages, Dharavi slums, and the open life in Goa–it has solely gone on to validate that no masks, no social distance, chilly climate, and different worry components which have been ingrained in us, don’t kill folks en mass, however have, in reality, strengthened the speculation of herd immunity.

Pratik Gandhi:
I’ve seen folks in public locations with out masks and that is probably the most irresponsible behaviour to inflict hurt on themselves and others. I do know all of us have to begin working in some unspecified time in the future of time however we additionally want to know the fundamentals of the ‘new regular’ and be taught to reside with all precautions being taken at each step.

Aahana Kumra:
The entire world has been careless. I am unable to single out Mumbai. As for this metropolis, effectively, folks haven’t any alternative however to go to work. Clubs scare me. But then, you also needs to level on the Dadar market, in reality, each market in the city–I see nobody carrying a masks. People simply appear to have forgotten 2020. I hope there is not one other lockdown.

Pahlaj Nihalani: I believe the truth that the native trains have began is one of the principle causes for this spike. I’m not saying that the locals mustn’t have been pressed into service once more, however you possibly can’t carry out only some locals as they’ve achieved. The low frequency will increase the quantity of folks ready for the following prepare in line and this, in flip, means extra folks in each compartment.

Sumeet Vyas: People have grow to be informal about COVID. What’s the necessity to get together with 150-200 folks? The worst is when folks have delicate fever and flu-like signs and enterprise out with out testing for COVID after popping an antipyretic? How silly is it! Who offers them the correct to hazard different’s lives?

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