Coronavirus Lockdown: Mumbai Police shows how social distancing works through Tic-Tac-Toe

Updated: May 18, 2020, 17:13 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Mumbai Police's latest post on Instagram explains the rules of social distancing using the example of the popular board game of the 80s and the 90s

This picture has been used for representational purposes
This picture has been used for representational purposes

Tic-Tac-Toe or Xs and 0s was one of the most popular board games of the 1980’s and 1990’s, loved by most. Much before smartphones came into picture, Tic-Tac-Toes have been a part of the last pages of school books with children and adults engaging in the game as one of their favourite passtime.

Now, Mumbai Police’s latest post on Instagram has got people reminiscing the popular childhood board game. In the post, the police department explains the rules of social distancing through a meme that reads, "If we had to show rules of social distancing with Tic-Tac-Toe".

The meme shows two two teams - a person walking and police vehicle placed in a Tic-Tac-Toe game format. A line passes through the three police vehicles indicating the winner just like the popular game in which the player who succeeds in placing three of their marks in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row is the winner. 

Here's the post

 
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A post shared by Mumbai Police (@mumbaipolice) onMay 13, 2020 at 11:53pm PDT

The police department captioned the post, "We will win only when you are safe!" The post shared on Thursday garnered 15,131 likes on Instagram, with tons of comments where users praised how the police department comes up with such innovative examples to explain the rules of the lockdown.

A user said, "You place the best example before us..hats off to you guys." Another used said, "I really love these things you guys post." One user said, "nothing better than this example." A user, impressed by the post asked the Mumbai Police about their social media manager. "You're trapped if you cross the threshold," said another user in the comments. "This is by far one of the best tic tac toe," said a user commenting on the post.

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