The 21-day nationwide lockdown put in place to contain the spread of coronavirus has affected wedding plans of hundreds of people across the country. While some have gone ahead and gotten married following strict COVID-19 protocols, others have decided to postpone their big day so that they can celebrate the occasion with family and friends.
A Twitter user, Gazal Bawa is among those who decided to postpone her wedding because of the virus outbreak. But her plans to cancel the event seems to have not stopped her friends from throwing a virtual sangeet party for her and her partner.
A video of the amazing gesture was shared by Ms Bawa on Twitter. Since going online, the video has been widely shared on the social media platform.
The video begins with a message from the couple's friends, "Gazal and Hemant, here's little something from all of us together in isolation." This was followed by friends, each appearing in different windows, dancing on a Punjabi song called Na Dil De Pardesi Nu.
The 1:58 second video ends with the caption, "Happy shaadi you guys! Here's to you both and an endless togetherness."
After being shared online, the video garned over 29.3k views, with many social media users praising the efforts put in by the couple's friends.
Such a lovely gesture...Blessed to have such friends- Faria Ahmad (@Faaaari) April 12, 2020
We are human . Virus can't take on us :))- Saroosh Ahmed (@saro__osh) April 12, 2020
Great job guys- Ankit Mishra (@AnkitMishra1234) April 12, 2020
Congratulations to the couple
Hope that everyone could get friends like you are having
The 21-day lockdown implemented to check the spread of the highly infectious novel coronavirus has saved over eight lakh people from contracting the virus, the government said on Saturday.
"According to a statistical analysis by us, India would have registered a 41 per cent cumulative rise in the number of cases, taking the total to 2.08 lakh on April 11 and 8.2 lakh by April 15 had there been no lockdown or other containment measures," said Lav Agarwal, one of the most senior officials in the Union Health Ministry, in his daily briefing on Saturday.
The highly infectious coronavirus has killed 273 people in the country, with 34 new deaths reported since Saturday. The total number of positive coronavirus cases is now over 8,000.