In the view to contain the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), several countries have imposed lockdown – restricting public movement. But some people still continue to flout even as the number of deaths are rising continuously worldwide.
And to describe such people, a unique term has been invented: #Covidiot or COVIDIDIOT. COVIDIDIOT is trending on number 5 on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Covidiot is a combination of two words – Covid-19 and idiot – which is being used to describe people, who are not paying heed to public advisories.
In fact, the word ‘Covidiot’ has been officially added to the Urban Dictionary. The term is defined as- “Someone who ignores the warnings regarding public health or safety. A person who hoards goods, denying them from their neighbours.”
Take a look at the posts with the hashtag:
To slow the spread of novel coronavirus, countries around the world are implementing different measures from closing schools to nationwide lockdowns.
Globally, the death toll from COVID-19 has crossed 14,500 with over 3 lakh infected.