Kolkata, April 07, 2020: A Kolkata shop made headlines on April 6 for selling sweets shaped in the form of the novel coronavirus. Several varieties of sandesh, a popular sweet prepared in West Bengal, were created in the shape of the virus and placed on a tray in the shop for sale.
A picture of the Corona Sandesh was posted on Twitter by a user, Preeti Bhattacharya, on Monday and is being circulated across social media.
The internet, meanwhile, is stunned and used emoticons to express their thoughts in the comments section of the post.
The West Bengal government, last week, said that sweet shops can remain open for four hours every day amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. The announcement was made days after the apex body of sweetmeat outlets expressed their concern over wastage of milk and jobless staff.
"Sweetmeat shops may remain open during the (lockdown) period from 12 noon to 4 pm each day with the minimum number of staff only for take away and packed items," a government order said, as per news agency PTI.
India is under complete lockdown since March 25 for 21 days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked citizens to stay indoors to control the pandemic.
West Bengal, as of April 5, reported 69 novel coronavirus cases. As far as India is concerned, the total number of cases in the country has crossed the 4,000 mark with the death toll surging past 100.