Photo: Pooja Mehta/Twitter video screengrab
Photo: Pooja Mehta/Twitter video screengrab

The coronavirus lockdown in India has been in place for nearly a month and most have gotten accustomed to the social distancing norms and other precautions that must now be taken when one ventures out of their house.

There are however always exceptions to each case, and one such example was discovered recently in West Bengal's Howrah. A woman was spotted without a mask in a vegetable market. However, when confronted by civic volunteers and police officials, she opted to protest and argue rather than wearing a mask.

In video footage, the woman can be seen locked in an argument, before the conflict escalates and she can be seen tussling with the officials. As they attempt to bodily remove her, the woman can be seen trying to slap a civic volunteer.

A video of the incident was shared by Pooja Mehta of Zee News.

There have been several incidents of lockdown violation and related incidents across the country since the restrictions went into effect at the end of March.

But this is not limited to regular citizens alone.

In West Bengal's Kolkata, several political leaders from Left parties were arrested after opting to gather and protest alleged malpractices in the Public Distribution System by the West Bengal government.

India has so far recorded over 15,700 positive cases. As per data given by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 507 people have died, while 2230 have recovered.

West Bengal has so far recorded 310 cases, of which 62 people have been 'cured' and discharged or have migrated. 12 people have died.

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