The possibility and the enforcement of this decision notwithstanding, given that as of the first night following Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing in a televised address the immediate lockdown which orders some one-fifth of the world’s population to ‘stay indoors’ it looks like the authorities will have serious enforcement issues on their hands in the coming days.
Panic stricken people waiting in serpentine queues for hours to buy groceries.
— Rofl Republic 🍋🌶 (@i_theindian) March 24, 2020
Even his word choice left little ambiguity: “To save India and every Indian, there will be a total ban on venturing out,” Modi said Tuesday.
This video is of Bombay (Mumbai), a highly populated City of India.The people complied with the required COVID-19 quarantine! If we follow this example, we can also control the ravages of this pandemic episode!!! pic.twitter.com/8zyNWk0dFp
— Prof. Thoughts (@Thought66869783) March 23, 2020
Aaaand here’s the Indian Police enforcement:
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) March 24, 2020