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    New Delhi (Sputnik): At a time when confirmed COVID-19 cases have exceeded 266,000 in India, the central government has partly “unlocked” the country to reopen the economy. After more than two months of nationwide lockdown, people who still have jobs just want to make it to work – irrespective of the pandemic scare.

    The Indian government on Monday allowed the functioning of offices, restaurants, malls, and places of worship – while urging companies to call minimum staff to work and requesting those going out to maintain social distancing at all times. In a bid to catch up on the usual fast-paced working life routine, people are seemingly forgetting to take the advised precautions against the coronavirus.

    On Tuesday, a video showing the rush of a crowd attempting to enter a local city bus in India began making the rounds on social media.

    The clip, which was first shared by Congress politician Milind Deora, shows a bunch of masked and unmasked people literally trying to stomp on each other in order to enter the bus. At first, Deora informed his followers that the clip was from Mumbai city – where the number of COVID-19 cases has breached the 50,000 mark – but some netizens later argued that the video is from Kolkata city – that has around 3,000 coronavirus cases. 

    The Congress politician deleted the wrongly informed clip, but it has already gone viral. 

    ​The video has left netizens even tenser, turning to Twitter and Instagram to vent. Some are even making meme videos out of the alarming clip.

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    Deora shared a similar video from Mumbai city on Sunday, showing passengers pushing each other in and out of a city bus.

    ​Currently, while the country is trying to return to normalcy, the number of COVID-19 cases is greater than ever.

    As of now, the federal Ministry of Health has recorded a total of 266,598 cases of the coronavirus, of which 129,314 have been cured and 7,471 patients have died. The overall number of active cases in India stands at 129,813 as of now.

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