While declaring the complete lockdown in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had told the people to maintain social distancing in order to prevent coronavirus from spreading. Following this, people from all walks started maintaining distance from each others while buying essentials from shops. Some of them also went far ahead by inventing extraordinary ideas for the purpose.
One of such noted innovations was recently tweeted by MP Shashi Tharoor. He shared a picture of a shopkeeper in Kerala giving the items to customers through a pipe set up in front of the shop. When he puts the items through one end, the cutomer takes it from the other side. The picture and the trick inspired many to think of better ways to maintain physical distance.
Another example of social distancing was seen from Chittoor in Madurai in Tamil Nadu where boxes were drawn on the road to let people know their position in the queue in front of shops. The buyers only need to stand in one box and move to the next as the queue shortens.
In West Bengal, chief minister Mamta Banerjee herself arrived to draw boxes in the market and teach the people about the importance of physical distancing. When the chief minister showed them the model, people seemed to have understood the gravity of the situation.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray also set a model by organising a meeting at his official residence where every participant were seated at a distance of one meter.
Following the continuous awareness through various methods, people have started maintaining distance from each other in public places.