A video of patients and healthcare workers at a Covid-19 facility in Mumbai performing the traditional garba dance during the period of Navratri is being widely shared on social media.
News agency PTI reported that the video was recorded at a jumbo COVID-19 facility of the city’s civic body in the northwestern suburb of Goregaon.
A video tweeted by news agency ANI shows mask-clad men and woman performing the garba to Bollywood songs and accompanying them are healthcare workers in protective gear.
— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2020
The commissioner of the civic body, Iqbal Singh Chahal told PTI that the video had been recorded at a Covid-19 centre but it hadn’t been organised by the facility.
Chahal said the patients were celebrating on their own in the ward along with health workers, and they were feeling happy and good.
“As it was a sign of happiness, the doctors inside (the facility) allowed them to celebrate,” Chahal said, quoting the facility dean.
Take a look at some of the reactions to the video:
— The Complete भारतीय (@chintu_reporter) October 19, 2020
— Chandrakant Yadav🇮🇳 (@chandrakant0542) October 20, 2020
— Aviral Shrivastava 🇮🇳 (@iamaviral01) October 20, 2020
— SUNNY (@SunnyPatel_Ohio) October 19, 2020
That’s the spirit 🤘🤘🇮🇳
— Jenilsoni (@Jenilso83517343) October 20, 2020
— Dibya (@brown_walkers) October 19, 2020
Coronavirus be like: pic.twitter.com/l8iHlG0vke
— मुन्ना भईया मिर्ज़ापुर वाले (@Munna_Tripathii) October 20, 2020
Music and Dance can surely help on recovery. Last time I was at same place attending Garba by @parthivgohil nd group. Nvr imagined tht things can change so quickly. :)
— Deep Vora (@deep9007) October 20, 2020
The Maharashtra government has appealed to people to hold health and blood donation camps instead of Navaratri festivities, as part of the ‘Majhe Kutumb Majhi Jajbabdari (My Family My Responsibility)’ initiative. In Gujarat, all public garba events have been banned this Navratri. But with such events being restricted to homes, virtual contests and other alternatives are being conducted in the state this Navratri.
(With inputs from PTI)
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