Mumbai Police takes the Harry Potter way to explain social distancing

Mumbai Police takes the Harry Potter way to explain social distancing

A nationwide 21-day lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. The aim of the lockdown was to strengthen the attempt to socially distance people. However, some individuals have still failed to understand the simple directive.

In a bid to make people understand the importance of social distancing, Mumbai Police have turned to the popular movie franchise Harry Potter. 

“’Colloportus’ your doors, folks! A lot more than just 5 points will be awarded to all those who stay home during #lockdown and don’t create panic,” Mumbai Police said on Twitter on Tuesday. ‘Colloportus’ is a charm used in the Harry Potter movies to seal doors.

The tweet also has a video clip from one of the Harry Potter movies where Professor Dumbledore is seen giving instructions to the students to not panic while being inside the premises of Hogwarts, the fictional school of magic shown in the movie series.

Mumbai Police has been actively engaging with people on social media amid the coronavirus scare to assist them and curb the flow of misinformation on social media as well. Last week, Mumbai Police Commissioner had conducted a QnA session on Twitter. Singh had answered several questions ranging from what steps are being taken to ensure that the lockdown orders to assisting people from essential services when they complained about pressure from neighbours to vacate amid the coronavirus scare.

Maharashtra is the country’s worst-affected state with 1,018 cases of COVID-19 and Mumbai has the highest number of COVID-19 patients in the state. Due to the dire situation in the state, Health Minister Rajesh Tope had recently hinted towards an extension of lockdown.

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