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Video of India’s first mass protest against Coronavirus goes viral

A video of students shouting slogans against coronavirus in Assam has gone viral on social media. It appears that the group of students were returning after enjoying a game of football and while marching on a field, exclaimed, “Coronavirus, go back.”

The 29-second video has been made available online by a Twitter user Mrinal Talukdar. “The first mass protest against coronavirus,” an excerpt from Mrinal Talukdar’s caption reads while he also added that the “protest march” was held in Assam.

The short clip has been viewed almost 17,000 times so far while a user informed in the comments section that the boys were students of the Jorhat Institute of Science & Technology.

“What’s evident is that they are returning after a wonderful game of football in a truly muddy field,” a comment read. Another user said, “This is epic.”

Two days ago, a video of Union Minister Ramdas Athawale chanting, “Go corona, go corona”, along with Chinese Consul General in Mumbai Tang Guocai and Buddhist monks at a prayer meet went viral on social media.