Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) A bunch of young asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic patients at a Covid Care Centre (CCC) in Karnataka’s Ballari district broke into a jig in a flash mob video which has gone viral on social media, an official said on Monday.
“The Covid patients did the flash mob on their own, it was not organised. They were just having a good time. One of our doctors was there who took the video and shared it with us,” Ballari Deputy Commissioner S.S. Nakul told IANS.
In the flash mob, which occurred on Sunday, 10-15 lively young Covid positive men and women were seen grooving in sync to an old Kannada movie song in the CCC.
Wearing masks and forgetting their problems for some time, they danced to a 21-year-old famous song, ‘Mastu Mastu Hudugi’, starring popular Sandalwood star Upendra and yesteryear Bollywood starlet Raveena Tandon, from the movie ‘Upendra’.
For their flash mob, the youngsters chose a song which was wildly popular in both Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh from the psychological thriller movie ‘Upendra’, which was released in 1999.
They formed two parallel lines to dance beside their partitioned beds in the neatly maintained and well lit CCC while two people were also seen the video minding their business as the others danced.
Nakul said there are 10 CCCs in Ballari district, accommodating 650 asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic Covid patients.
Ballari accounts for 2,428 positive cases, out of which 1,080 are active while 60 people have succumbed to the virus in the district so far.