As India observes the nationwide lock down due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, social media has been the gateway to promote awareness amongst the citizens of the country about the dos and don’ts for preventing any further contamination of COVID-19. From sportspersons to celebrities, and even many govt organisations have taken to different social media platforms to promote the message. However, Mumbai Police have found a very interesting way to remind the people to stay indoors, by making a reference to the famous video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds!
As the Coronavirus outbreak has caused major devastation across the globe, staying self isolated in everyone’s own homes is the way to battle out the deadly virus. Mumbai Police made a witty comparison to the current situation in the country to the Red Zone occurrence in PUBG.
Like a temporary danger zone, a Red Zone in a PUBG match means the players must find a house or a building to stay indoors and survive, until the zone passes, which sounds very similar to the real-life situation humanity is facing at the moment.
On Monday, the official Twitter handle of Mumbai Police shared a clip of a PUBG match, where the player is seen indoors in a red zone, as explosions are seen outside. “Every player knows – when in a red zone, always stay at home! #GamingLessons #Safety101 #TakingOnCorona” the clip was captioned with. Check it out below-
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 20, 2020
The tweet soon went viral among the Twitterati for the creativity shown by Mumbai Police, and till now has over 71k views and 4.6 likes. Followers were impressed with the idea of using PUBG for providing ‘gaming lessons’ which are also effective in the real life scenario.
Since Maharashtra has become the worst affected state, with the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country, this was a clever initiative by Mumbai Police to urge its citizens to remain indoors and avoid going out in the current ‘red zone’.
There has been 5,221 confirmed cases reported in Maharashtra, and 251 patients have succumbed to the virus.