A tweet by CP Dr Venkatesham from the Pune City Police Department on the occasion of April Fools' Day has captured the attention of the internet. Captioned as ‘#FoolCoronaBy’, the informative post demonstrated a few measures to avoid getting infected with the deadly virus.
Venkatesham urged people to impose simple rules like “stepping outside only if necessary”, and “Washing your hands frequently” as a safety measure against the COVID-19 infection. The tweet also contained an image that urged people to stay away from “fake news” and verify any information before sharing it in the community.
Internet users poured in reactions on the post appreciating the Police’s contribution to ensuring the safety of the citizens amid the global health crisis. A user commented, “Highly appreciate ur innovative Tweet that has a very important message explained in the simplest way to keep the family safe from the spread of Coronavirus - Hope Pune citizens understand the seriousness of situation & follow statutory requirements in letter & spirit for their safety.”
This #AprilFoolsDay, let’s play a prank on Coronavirus. This April Fools Day, let’s #FoolCoronaBy taking these simple steps.@AUThackeray @AjitPawarSpeaks @DGPMaharashtra @AnilDeshmukhNCP @CMOMaharashtra pic.twitter.com/nW2NWeLrwW— CP Pune City (@CPPuneCity) April 1, 2020
“Just wanted to know if I'm taking my dog out for her daily Pee/poop, in my society premises only. (I live in a gated society) Is that allowed during the lockdown?” enquired another user to which the Police replied, “Yes sir, you may do so but with necessary precautions and maintaining social distance. Be safe.” The Tweet earned over 511 likes and was shared 138 times as people continue to share the valuable information forward.
Yes Sir Got The Message It is very Creative 👍👌— Manoj Lulla (@badboymaxie) April 1, 2020
I need medicines. No petrol. Chemist doesn't do home delivery and shop is far not walkable distance. No cabs no autos. Can you advise?— Gautam (@gautamk2606) April 1, 2020
The citizens can never thank you and your team enough, Sir!— Srini 🙏🏻🇮🇳 (@srini_bala) April 1, 2020
Hats-off to @CPPuneCity @PuneCityPolice @PCcityPolice. Applied for the pass to deposit money in Grandfather’s account via BoB CDM. Pass was approved in less than 12 hours. We, the citizens of Pune can’t thank you enough Sir. Jai Hind🇮🇳#IndiaFightsCorona #COVIDー19— Devashish Kulkarni (@TheDarkLorrd) April 1, 2020
Noted your honor 🙏✍— ajay kumar (@ajaykumarjamia) April 1, 2020
Hi Sir,— Sridipto Das (@SridiptoD) April 1, 2020
Thank you for your continuous efforts to keep us Punekars safe amidst these tough times. However a circular in our society group has been doing rounds, which claims to have been issued by Wakad Police. Please can you verify the authenticity. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/D0DuFdFPJQ
..... & Reporting suspicious gathering/ activities in our neighborhoods imdtly to the authorities 👍👍👍— Vishal Waman (@Vishalwaman779) April 1, 2020