It shows Deputy Superintendent Shilpa Sahu, wearing a mask and with a lathi (a heavy bamboo baton) in hand, checking on passing motorists at a busy street, under the scorching hot sun.
In the video, Shilpa can be seen stopping motorists and questioning them to find out where they are headed and why they are and about. She further urges them to follow all the necessary guidelines imposed to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Shilpa's dedication to her job has divided opinions on the internet.
While some are lauding her act while others are questioning if it is alright to task a pregnant woman to a job that requires standing for a long time, under the scorching hot sun.
#FrontlineWarrior DSP Shilpa Sahu is posted in #Maoist affected Bastar's Dantewada.The police officer who is pregnant is busy on the streets under scorching sun appealing people to follow the #lockdown. Let's salute her and follow #COVID19 protocol #SocialDistancing #MaskUpIndia pic.twitter.com/UHnSLYfKaI— Aashish (@Ashi_IndiaToday) April 20, 2021
India is currently undergoing a deadly second wave of COVID-19, with record high cases reported on a daily basis.
Yesterday, India registered 259,170 new COVID-19 cases and 1,761 deaths - bringing the total number of infections and deaths in the country to over 15.6 million, and more than 182,000, respectively.
The situation is so bad that COVID-19 patients in its capital New Delhi are forced to share beds in hospitals, while gasping for oxygen.
India is the second worst-hit country by the pandemic, after the United States.
What do you think? Is Shilpa's dedication to her job laudable, or should she take more precautions for the sake of her baby?
Source: India Today
Photo source: zeenewsindia.com, navbharattimes
Video source: Twitter