Virus is Secondary
While schools, colleges, swimming pools are closed, and top sporting events like the Indian Premier League cricket are suspended, dozens of gyms are operating across Delhi.
India has a booming bodybuilding culture and for many, extra hours are needed to burn off unwanted fat, no matter the risks.
“I am 13 kilos overweight and I’m doing a 50-day challenge,” one 27-year-old university researcher told AFP as he wiped off sweat after a 20 minute run on a treadmill.
“Everyday I go to my room, I ignore the fact that there is coronavirus and keep on motivating myself that I have to go to the gym,” he said.
“This virus is secondary — if I am healthy then I can kill the virus,” he said, adding he would keep coming to the gym despite the threat of police action if caught.
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