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After months of being cooped up inside as Covid-19 raged outside, well-heeled Indians have decided that home is not where the heart is and are hitting the road - and the skies - to break the monotony of their indoor existence.

There is even a term for it - 'revenge travel'. So, when states started opening up after a ferocious second Covid-19 wave, people headed out in droves to beachside hotels, hill homestays or even just a resort close by. Anywhere but home and maybe not quite what the doctor ordered.

Taking revenge as it were for the months of anxiety, of working from home, doing or conducting classes online and unable to meet even close relatives, they masked up, got their jabs and wasted no time in heading outdoors.

However, as India's Covid numbers fall - India on Sunday reported 43,071 fresh cases and a positivity rate of 2.34 per cent, less than 5 percent for 27 consecutive days - doctors advise caution and the need to be vigilant.

Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry, also urged the people to 'help the government in helping them' in battling the virus by complying with COVID appropriate behaviour.

A debate has also risen on social media about revenge travel. While some are mad at people from travelling when third wave of Coronavirus is knocking on our door, others are weirded about by the term 'revenge travel'.

Here's what people are saying. Have a look.

With inputs from PTI.

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