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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-19 circumstances as soon as once more and we’re observing one other lockdown. On Sunday, the Mayor of Mumbai, Kishori Pednekar had issued a warning, directing residents to observe the foundations or face a lockdown. Yesterday, CM Uddhav Thackeray declared that he might be reviewing the necessity for a contemporary 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 actors 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 hearken to me? If you worth your life, it’s essential to 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 ask me why am I being so paranoid since ‘Covid is gone’. I firmly imagine 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 residence, when you’ve been out.


Pooja Bedi:
I believe the hysteria about Covid is disproportionate. The an infection price makes no distinction, the demise price 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 nearly 500K (over 3 occasions greater than Covid) yearly in India and we by no means locked down or wore masks or put the financial system at a standstill. Even the widespread 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 induced far more injury 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 components of worry, don’t kill individuals en mass, however have, in truth, strengthened the idea of herd immunity.


Pratik Gandhi:
I’ve seen individuals in public locations with out masks and that is essentially the most irresponsible behaviour to inflict hurt on themselves and others. I do know all of us have to begin working sooner or later of time however we additionally want to grasp the fundamentals of the ‘new regular’ and study 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, properly, individuals haven’t any alternative however to go to work. Clubs scare me. But then, you also needs to level on the Dadar market, in truth, 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 convey out just a few locals as they’ve performed. The low frequency will increase the quantity of individuals ready for the subsequent practice in line and this, in flip, means extra individuals in each compartment.

Sumeet Vyas: People have change into informal about Covid. What’s the necessity to celebration with 150-200 individuals? The worst is when individuals have a light 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 proper to hazard different’s lives?

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