The internet was absolutely surprised after a man from West Bengal’s Cooch Behar claimed that “coronavirus will vanish” if people stand in the sun. The video of the man speaking to a Lallantop reporter during a public meeting addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in April went viral on social media.
The man, seen without a mask, spoke to the reporter about the coronavirus pandemic amid the gathering and said, “Jaise hum abhi dhoop ke neeche baitha hai, usse corona bhaag jaayega. Corona se hum nahi darrte hain. Dhoop mein baithne se jitna paseena niklega, usse utna corona bhaagega. Yeh humaara vishwas hai, isliye hum mask nahi lagate hain (I am sitting under the sun, so coronavirus will vanish. I am not scared of coronavirus. The more you sweat while sitting in the sun, coronavirus will not be able to touch you. This is my belief and hence, I am not wearing a mask).”
The video has gone viral on social media with over one lakh views so far and netizens, meanwhile, were left amazed due to the man’s bizarre claim.
India is currently reeling from the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the 24 hours ending 8am on Thursday, India recorded 2,00,739 cases and over 1,000 deaths due to coronavirus.
10 states including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan are among the worst affected by the pandemic and account for 80.76 per cent of the new infections reported in a day.
Wearing a mask outdoors is absolutely necessary because it prevents you from contracting coronavirus and protects others as well.