COVID-19 blues? Not for these Assam patients enjoying a Bihu dance
Guwahati: If you thought being declared positive for COVID-19 is all about gloom and despair, a viral video of patients enjoying a mean Bihu dance at a quarantine centre in Assam's Dibrugarh district will change your mind.
The video was shared by Union minister of state (independent charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on Twitter on Friday morning and has since won the hearts of netizens.
In the minute-long video, a group of quarantined people can be seen dancing an energetic Bihu dance accompanied by the melodious flute music. Patients in masks can seen enjoying and moving their hips to the beats of the Bihu song. With gamusa on their hips and mask on their faces, the people in the video are seen taking a break from the monotonous routine of a COVID-19 patient.
Later in the video, people from different other rooms can also be seen coming up to the doorway and enjoying the song.
This is not the first time that people in quarantine centres or hospitals have tried to break out of their routines while having a bit of fun. Even doctors have been seen in various videos dancing to regain their spirits as well as of the patients admitted inside.
As recently as July 20, COVID-19 positive patients in a Barpeta hospital were seen using buckets and utensils as makeshift musical instruments to enjoy an Assamese naam.