March 28, 2020
Indians may live in cramped conditions, shit on the streets, and talk funny, but they don’t deserve to be shot for wanting to visit some friends or get some fresh air.
Indians have been warned they could be shot if they defy the coronavirus lockdown with thousands queuing for food today despite social distancing advice.
Three more people died overnight as the health ministry said the number of cases had risen to 649, including 13 dead.
But despite the populace of 1.3billion being told to stay indoors by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, thousands were seen lining up close behind each other to get into bustling markets in Delhi, Kolkota and Mumbai on Thursday.
Yesterday there were chaotic scenes across the nation with police beating violators of the lockdown with rattan canes and forcing others to crouch down in chalk circles to teach them about social distancing.
In the southern state of Telangana the chief minister, Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar, made the most ruthless threat to anyone who continues to flout the rules.
‘Please don’t let it come to this,’ he said. ‘The administration cannot stop everyone and I will have to call in the army or issue ‘shoot at sight’ orders. Please stay at home.’
India has so far reported a relatively small number of cases compared to European nations that are reporting figures well into the tens of thousands, but there are fears that generally cramped living conditions, poverty, poor hygiene and a creaking healthcare system could quickly cause it to run out of control.
Experts warn that up to 500million Indians could contract coronavirus within the next year, which would mean more than 1million deaths in the next 12 months.
Don’t think that something like that can’t happen in America.
Once people can’t take it anymore and start violating the lockdown, it is very likely that they’ll face a similar threat.
South Africa, which is at least partially a first world country in that there are Western European white people who are from there, have said they’re going to arrest people for walking their dogs.
American cops would be all too happy to do the same, and the mob of hysterical paranoids would cheer them on.
Governments should start throwing old and overweight people in isolation camps and let the people who face the least risk live normal lives.
The risk groups are just not worth the collapse of both people’s mental health and the economy.