If after the first year of pandemic lockdowns and examples of social distancing extremes across the globe didn’t provide enough levels of COVID-induced crazy and bizarre incidents, here’s a new one out of India which appears truly unprecedented: a bank customer was reportedly shot by a security guard for not wearing a face mask in accord with the bank’s rules and a nationwide mandate.
The disturbing incident happened Friday according to the widespread emerging reports in Indian media, which details that a “security guard fired at a customer for not wearing a mask and entering a bank during the lunch hour.” One news anchor for the popular English-language Times Now broadcast reacted by calling it “absolutely shocking” during a live show…
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