Updated: May 10, 2021 11:28:58 am
As Covid-19 cases continue to surge, leaving the health infrastructure exposed, some in the country are falling prey to superstition. While earlier, a video of a large number of women devotees taking out a religious procession (Kalash yatra) to ‘keep Covid away’ went viral on social media, now it is an advertisement by an Andhra Pradesh-based man who claims to change the spelling of Covid-19 can dispel the virus.
A Twitter user shared a picture of the advertisement along with a caption that read, “You can find comedy anywhere these days.” In the advertisement, the spelling of ‘Corona’ and COVID-19′ was changed to ‘Caronaa’ and ‘Covviyd-19’ respectively.
“If you use the changed spelling of CARONAA and COVVIYD-19 by affixing the same to either door or in public places or by tying the banner in all public places, CARONAA will be disappeared from not only from Ananthapuram dist. but also from the world. This is a guarantee as it is divine power as per NUMEROLOGY,” read the banner.
Read the full post here:
Your can find comedy anywhere these days pic.twitter.com/1smTy7ZgK3
— Dhunji S. Wadia (@dhunji) May 9, 2021
Interestingly, the man behind the ad was SV Annandd Rao, who, according to the banner, is a stenographer at a judicial department in Ananthapuram. Rao, who seems to have added extra Ns and Ds in his name, also shared his contact details for further assistance.
Once shared online, it did not take long for the picture to be widely circulated on social media, leaving many amused by the bizarreness of the advertisement.
Gaanda hai par dhandha hai ye 😂😂
— اشرف حسین (@whosane23) May 8, 2021
The virus will develop an existential crisis when it reads that its name has been tampered with. Master stroke 🙂
— Vinod Pillai (@vcpillai) May 8, 2021
Need this false confidence in my life damn
— Evita (@goatodelhi) May 8, 2021
Where was he for so long ?
— Dr Tejal Lathia (@drtejallathia) May 8, 2021
Patients & Doctors after changing the spelling. pic.twitter.com/j7gUTMnfZy
— #WearMask 😷🙏 (@oyyeee_) May 8, 2021
No harm in changing if …
— Mohan Chandra Pargaien IFS मोहन चंद्र परगाईं (@pargaien) May 8, 2021
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.