Delhi Police’s ‘puny’ response to weekend curfew question leaves netizens divided

To contain the spread of COVID-19 infections made worse by the Omicron variant, the Delhi government announced a weekend curfew earlier this week. In response, Delhi Police held a question-and-answer session on Twitter which aimed to dispel doubts and confusion over the restrictions that will be implemented on Saturday and Sunday.

As is the nature of social media users, the account received non-serious questions. However, instead of ignoring them, Delhi police responded to one in a humorous and witty manner, leaving netizens divided.

The question was: Can we play cricket with social distancing and a mask? To that, the police replied, “That’s a ‘silly point, sir. It’s time to take ‘Extra Cover’. Additionally, #DelhiPolice is good at ‘catching’. “

The terms “silly point” and “extra cover” are ground positions in cricket. Using the word “catch”, the law enforcement agency warned people against violating the curfew rules or else they will be arrested and faced with consequences.

Here’s how netizens reacted to the witty response of the Delhi police:

In recent years, various government agencies have realized the importance of social media to directly reach people, especially the youth of the country, and have established their strong presence online. They not only communicate with social media users but also participate in viral trends and challenges.

Posted on: Saturday January 08, 2022, 2:03 PM IST

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