Uttar Pradesh Panchayat polls counting underway; Social distancing norms flouted

Uttar Pradesh: The health situation has become vulnerable in rural areas. People are not supporting proper Covid protocols of wearing masks and sanitizations. They are crowding in the voting centers, and the situation went out of control from the police officers. There was absolutely no social distancing maintained at the booths. The hospitals are having a tough time, but a set of citizens are still in denial. We need to emphasize that elections will come and go, but your life is precious, and one should not risk it deliberately. There will be nothing to look forward to, and it's advised to stay inside and maintain the protocols. Even after the local curfew, the situation was disappointing. Various PIL's were filled before the high court to defer these elections, but no action was taken; instead, the EC was confident that they would establish proper covid protocols.