Screenshot from the video posted on Twitter by Anand Mahindra.
India is under a 21-day nationwide lockdown to control the spread of the novel coronavirus. However, several essential services like banks are still operating. Amid this scenario, a video from a branch of Bank of Baroda in Gujarat has surfaced on the internet. In the video, a cashier can be seen using a steam iron to disinfect a cheque.
Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to share the video which is now going viral across social media platforms.
The clip shows a man handing over a cheque to the cashier through a window. The banker, who is seen wearing a mask and hand gloves, collects the cheque using a tong. Sounds bizarre? Well, there is more to it. He puts the cheque on his table and then runs a steam iron over it in an effort to disinfect the virus.
Anand Mahindra shared this clip with the caption, "In my #whatsappwonderbox I have no idea if the cashier's technique is effective but you have to give him credit for his creativity."
In my #whatsappwonderbox I have no idea if the cashier’s technique is effective but you have to give him credit for his creativity! pic.twitter.com/yAkmAxzQJTanand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 4, 2020
Since being posted, the 27-second clip has garnered over 118k views. Netizens took to the comments section to express what they felt about it. While several users found the clip funny, others labelled it as a 'desi jugaad'. Some users also wondered if the technique was effective or not.
Check out some of the reactions on the video here:
HahahahaAkhilesh K. Shukla (@AkhileshShuk) April 4, 2020
DeepaPande (@pande_deepa) April 4, 2020
Indian JugaadGeetha Mahadevan (@geeta1devan) April 4, 2020
Does it actually work?Amit Sharma (@amitoz1991) April 4, 2020
(Banglar gorbo Mamata) #NoNRC (@Ranask35) April 4, 2020
He must be expert in Roti making, the way he is handling the 'Chimta'.M K Yadav (@m_kumarind) April 4, 2020
The official handle of Bank of Baroda also replied to Anand Mahindra's tweet.
Dear Sir, thank you for sharing the video of our #BankofBaroda branch & appreciating the creativity of our staff member. #COVID19Bank of Baroda (@bankofbaroda) April 4, 2020
What do you think about the clip?