Delhi liquor shops flooded ahead of  lockdown; a woman’s comment draws both flak and laughter on social media

Long queues were seen at the liquor shops across Delhi ahead of the week-long lockdown. A woman’s comment on buying alcohol drew ire of the netizens on social media while many laughed at it too

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NH Web Desk

Long queues were witnessed at Delhi liquor shops on Monday after the Delhi government announced a week long lockdown in the national capital due to the rising Covid cases. Social distancing went for a toss as people queued up to get their stock for the week.

Some were seen buying liquor boxes, while some bought only two to three bottles. It looked as if there is no coronavirus in the city.

A customer standing in the queue at a liquor store told IANS, "I will buy the most expensive wine bottle and drink two bottles for 6 days."

Another customer, a woman told news agency ANI on camera that alcohol will have a far better effect than any medicine or injection. She has been drinking for last thirty five years and has not taken any other ‘dose’

Her comment drew flak on social media while several netizens had a hearty laugh and shared humorous memes as reaction to her response. Many blamed such kind of careless response for the COVID situation being out of control in the capital.

Addressing her as ‘Aunty’, many users posted memes and comments mixed with shock, irony, humour and censure.

Delhi government has announced a week long lockdown till next Monday at 5 a.m. amid unprecedented rise in Covid-19 cases in the state.

Delhi is witnessing record number of cases with over 25,000 cases registered on Sunday alone. The positivity rate shot up to 30 per cent, almost one third of the samples turning positive. After this, the Delhi government announced lockdown in the city. Delhi chief minister Kejriwal said, he will use this time to ramp up the healthcare facilities to cope up with the rising cases.

With IANS inputs

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