Photo: Video screengrab - Dinesh Sharma/Twitter
Photo: Video screengrab - Dinesh Sharma/Twitter

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many processes have moved online as people are urged to stay home-bound or at least socially distanced. But while the option may be available, it is not always possible for people to do about their lives remotely. Take Uttar Pradesh's Ballia for example, where hundreds were seen gathered in an effort to create Aadhaar cards.

A video of the same was posted by a Twitter user and journalist who said that villagers from dozens of nearby areas had gathered near the post office, disrupting traffic. The video showed a massive number of people, with nary a mask in sight, converging on the road over as much distance as can be seen in the video.

In a later comment, the journalist in question, Dinesh Sharma, wrote that the area was under the jurisdiction of the Gadwar police station.

The authenticity of the video seems to have been confirmed by the Balia Police who took to Twitter soon after to say that the Inspector in-charge of Gadwar had been directed to take action as per the rules.

As per Health Ministry data, Uttar Pradesh currently has more than 67,300 active cases while 2,27,442 people have recovered. At the same time, the state has recored 4,282 deaths due to the virus.

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