New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: The notion of ‘social distancing’ has been frequently equated as the only workable ‘prevention’ to stop the spread of the coronavirus and was followed across the country since the start of nationwide lockdown started to control the spread of coronavirus.  

Recent addition to the same ‘social distancing’ discussions, is a group of relatives of human species, Monkeys from Arunachal Pradesh who went viral with a Twitter Post from Union Minister Kiren Rijiju’s end, due to the social distancing norms they were following while being fed by a man.

In the picture which Rijiju shared, a man is seen feeding bananas and watermelon slices to some somber looking calm and composed monkeys. While some members from the barrel are holding the fruit, others are waiting for their turn, while maintaining what could be called a safe social distance.

The picture was captioned as being taken near Bhalukpong area in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tezpur district. "A perfect #SocialDistancing seen near Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh along Assam-Arunachal boundary," wrote Rijiju, 48, while sharing the image.

"If we observe carefully, animals can teach us many vital lessons that we may have missed in the haste of our normal daily lives,” Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs (Independent Charge) wrote on Twitter.

The Netizens were stuck with an amusing sense of awe over the terrific social decorum being maintained by the Monkeys during COVID-19 times.

“Need to circulate this to all the hotspots & containment zones so that along with testing and contact tracing, social distancing becomes the new norm ..(sic),” a user wrote.

“A lesson to be learnt. We say humans are best living beings, but we are not. From this amazing picture one can judge who is the best , We or they? Thank you Sir for showing this very important picture. Thanks to Mr. Kalita for clicking this timely photograph,” another user wrote on the micro blogging site.

Maintaining a three-feet distance has been postulated as ‘safe’ by the World Health Organization while being outside among the people in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic at present.

"When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease," the WHO has written in an advisory published on its website.

Posted By: Talib Khan