While most of us have been asked to practice 'stay at home'and 'work from home' to contain the spread of the infectious coronavirus, people engaged with essential services are still required to go to their workplaces as per schedule.
Banks all across the country have remained open, exposing workers to a greater risk of contracting COVID-19. Taking matters in his hands, a cashier in a Bank of Baroda branch has come up with a “hot” plan to keep the virus at bay.
The cashier takes the cheques from the customers using tongs and puts them down and irons them on both sides “disinfect” them.
Nobody has yet vouched for the efficiency of the method, but the video clip of the incident went viral on social media after industrialist Anand Mahindra posted it on his Twitter feed.
“In my #whatsappwonderbox I have no idea if the cashier’s technique is effective but you have to give him credit for his creativity!” he wrote.
The 27-second video has been viewed by over 262,000 times on Twitter and nearly 4,000 retweets.
Bank of Baroda commented on the thread and thanked Mahindra for “appreciating the creativity of [their] staff member”.
Twitterati heaped praises over the ingenuity of the cashier.
While one said, “Creativity and new ideas are most welcome at this time and are a huge relief to a humanity in distress. If novel coronovirus is challenging us, we shall challenge it back with our very own novel ideas! God Bless us all!”
Creativity and new ideas are most welcome at this time and are a huge relief to a humanity in distress. If novel coronovirus is challenging us, we shall challenge it back with our very own novel ideas! God Bless us all!— SRINIVAZ VASU (@srinivazvasu) April 4, 2020
Another wrote that the incident was an example of “Incredible India”.
Here are some other reactions
He can start a laundry shop after retirement 😆😂— Dr Charuhas (@charuhasmujumd1) April 4, 2020
Chalo Money Laundering na sahi, Ironing to banta hai.— Shahid Abdulla (@TheDailyBunkum) April 4, 2020