Viral video: What Mumbai Police cops would do if they were home during coronavirus lockdown

Updated: 09 April, 2020 17:21 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Mumbai Police posted a video on their Twitter handle, in which cops patrolling during the coronavirus lockdown were asked what would they do if they were given a chance to be at home and their response was heartwarming

Picture/Bipin Kokate
Picture/Bipin Kokate

With majority of the countries in the world including India under lockdown due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, people have already started posting about what they will do once it is over. While people make plans of shopping, going for a film, going to a restaurant, fulfilling one’s craving for street food, the Mumbai Police has shared what they would have done if they had a chance to stay home during the 21-day lockdown and their replies have won the netizens’ respect.

In a video posted by the Mumbai Police on their Twitter, cops patrolling and ensuring that people stay at home amid the coronavirus lockdown were asked what would they do if they were given a chance to be at home during the lockdown imposed by the central government two weeks ago. The tweet with the video said, “Feel that the lockdown is just too long? Guess what we would’ve done had we been home?”

In the video, the cops are asked how they would like to spend time if they were home during the lockdown. Their replies range from spending time with kids, watching films with their family to reading books, playing games, cooking delicacies, playing with their pets and sleeping - all simple plans like most of us have.

The video has a strong message about how the cops who have simple dreams like staying at home and spending time with their families like the rest of us cannot do so as they have to tirelessly work to ensure that people are safe in the city. Therefore, it is the duty of the people also to obey the lockdown orders and be at home and stay safe from coronavirus so that the humungous effort of these hero cops do not go waste.

The video posted on Wednesday afternoon, garnered more than 108,000 views with 6,900 likes and was retweeted 2,200 times. The users, including actor Suniel Shetty, commented on the post hailing the cops as heroes and saying that their answers struck a chord with them.

What do you think of the video?

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First Published: 08 April, 2020 17:30 IST

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