With the fear of COVID looming large once again, a recent visit to the Janpath market revealed a tale full of irony. Just under the shadow of banners proclaiming 'No mask, no entry', people were seen violating all COVID-related norms. Many individuals, shoppers and shopkeepers alike, were seen without masks or wrongly-placed masks. There was so much crowd witnessed in the market that social distancing norms seem to have gone for a toss. All this was happening literally under the very noses of the Civil Defense staff. Repeated announcements to ensure Covid appropriate behavior seem to be making no impression on the crowd.
In the capital, where the surge in the Covid cases is being seen everyday, such type of violation could lead to a crisis in the community. CitySpidey captured what went on in the market to show the ground reality.