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Covid-19 Scare: How Two Rs 500 Notes Kept Residents of a Lucknow Neighbourhood Up All Night

Two Rs 500 currency notes were found lying in Lucknow's Paper Mill Colony 
on Thursday night | Image credit: PTI (Representational)

Two Rs 500 foreign money notes have been discovered mendacity in Lucknow’s Paper Mill Colony
on Thursday night time | Image credit score: PTI (Representational)

According to a police official, the panic, on Thursday night time, was created by a WhatsApp video that has been doing the rounds.

  • IANS
  • Last Updated: April 10, 2020, 12:11 PM IST

In these pandemic occasions, it took two Rs 500 foreign money notes to create mayhem in Lucknow’s Paper Mill colony.

The two foreign money notes have been discovered mendacity within the colony on Thursday night time and the residents referred to as the police by the helpline, which seized the notes.

The native individuals insisted that the notes had been thrown on the highway to unfold coronavirus.

The notes, seized by the police, have been stored individually and a neighborhood physician was consulted on the state of affairs. The physician requested the cops to maintain the notes individually for 24 hours.

The residents of the Paper Mill Colony, in the meantime, remained locked in dialogue until properly previous midnight. The residents, whereas sustaining social distancing, mentioned the ”menace of corona by foreign money notes” until the police requested them to return to their houses.

In regular occasions, the 500-rupee notes wouldn’t have remained on the highway for lengthy. Any passersby would have quietly picked up the identical and walked away with out a phrase.

According to a police official, the panic, on Thursday night time, was created by a WhatsApp video that has been doing the rounds.

In the video, when the son responds to the doorbell and opens the door, he finds a Rs 500observe mendacity on the doormat exterior. He rapidly shuts the door and informs his mom, who’s flabbergasted.

The son wears his protecting gear, picks up the sanitiser bottle, cautiously opens the door and sprays ample sanitiser on the foreign money observe. Then he slowly pushes the observe to the neighbour”s door and retreats into his flat.

The video seeks to confirms the idea that coronavirus is being unfold by the foreign money notes too.

However, no motion has but been taken to trace the video. Meanwhile, the 2 Rs 500 notes proceed to stay with the police.

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