Social distancing norms goes for a toss in Assam’s Biswanath as people were seen to take a selfie with a rescued python

Guwahati, May 1: Social Distancing norms broken in Assam. Lockdown imposed by the government to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) did not have much of impact in many parts of Assam.

Defying all restrictions, lockdown orders, a large number of people came out from their homes to see a python coiled in a tree in Assam’s Biswanath district on Thursday evening.

Not following safe distance norms and other government orders, the people had gathered on a field at Kamalpur area in the northern Assam district to see the python.

Later, local forest officials had reached the area and rescued the 10-feet long python from the tree.

Many people were seen to take selfies with the rescued python by violating social distancing norms.

Later, the forest officials had safely released the python in a nearby jungle area.

Assam police have so far arrested 3576 people for violating lockdown rules.

Assam has reported 42 positive cases for COVID-19 so far and five cases have been detected in the last 36 hours.

On Thursday, the state has reported four COVID-19 positive cases from the Bongaigaon district and one from Karimganj district.