There have been various guidelines issues restricting public movement to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus, but people have continued to flout them even as the death toll due to the coronavirus rises globally. And on Twitter, there’s now a unique term to describe such people: #Covidiot.
A combination of Covid-19 and ‘idiot’ is the term being used to describe people who aren’t heeding public advisories. On Sunday it was used to describe those who were part of the large groups that took out processions during #ThaaliBajao.
In fact, the Urban Dictionary has defined the term as- “Someone who ignores the warnings regarding public health or safety. A person who hoards goods, denying them from their neighbours.”
Take a look at some of the popular posts with the hashtag:
— Barry Anderson (@BarryAnderson_) March 22, 2020
— Daniel Edwards (@danieledwardsma) March 22, 2020
— Lord Flashheart (Лорд флашхеарт) (@LordFlashy76) March 22, 2020
Not all superheroes wear cape some of them wear lab coats
Doctors from Cuba arrive in Italy to help the fight against Covid-19. The humanity in this top notch #COVIDIOTS #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/31trh7Gjxs
— Future Senate President😒 (@fresherr01) March 22, 2020
When it comes to our future with COVID19….we are DOOMED!
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) March 22, 2020
— Terrific, Terrible T (@tamtime) March 22, 2020
— Jon Jones (@JonJonesSnr) March 22, 2020
— Vishal Verma (@VishalVerma_9) March 22, 2020
— TT (@TrevorT52900021) March 22, 2020
From school closures to nationwide quarantines, countries around the world are implementing different measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
In India, the number of Covid-19 cases rose to 415 on Monday. There is a lockdown in 75 districts in 22 states and Union Territories. All passenger trains, inter-state buses and metro services across the country have been suspended till March 31.
The global death toll due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crossed 14,500, with more than 3 lakh people infected.
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