New Delhi: Now that everyone under lockdown is feeling bored, there is nothing exceptional about the bored truck driver of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh who thought of playing a game of cards. Only, in his process of socialisation, he infected 24 people. Also Read - Assam Govt Issues Fresh COVID-19 Guidelines With Effect from May 13; Check What's Allowed, What's Not

A social grouping for whiling away time by another truck driver resulted in the virus affliction to about 15 people in another locality in Vijayawada. Also Read - Gujarat Extends Night Curfew In 36 Cities Till May 18: Check Latest Timing, Restrictions And Guidelines

These two instances accounted for about 40 cases in the city in the last couple of days, he said. Also Read - Kerala Man Steals Bus to Meet His Wife & Kid, Arrested After Fooling Cops in 4 Districts

The truck driver in Krishna Lanka locality was bored and played cards with his friends and neighbours while the women grouped up and played tambola.

All this resulted in the spread of the dreaded virus in 24 people, he said.

“The same thing happened in Karmika Nagar. The truck driver moved around socialising and in the process, about 15 people got afflicted,” Vijayawada collector Md Imtiaz added.

Failure to maintain physical distance was the sole cause for the transmission of the coronavirus in these cases, he said in a recorded video message.

Vijayawada is one of the major hotspots of coronavirus in the state where over 100 cases have been registered so far. In the last 24 hours alone 25 fresh cases were reported in the city, which is part of the state capital Amaravati. The Collector appealed to people to strictly maintain physical distance to avoid the infection.

(With Agency Inputs)