Ever since the novel coronavirus started spreading rapidly in India, many people have been coming up with innovative ideas to spread awareness about the virus and the importance of wearing a mask.
A restaurant named Temple City in Madurai, Tamil Nadu has earned fame for making parottas in the shape of protective masks. Don’t believe us? Check out this video.
Instant hit!— The Hindu (@the_hindu) July 8, 2020
Temple City, a restaurant chain in #Madurai has extended its love for parotta into the realm of creating awareness about #COVID19, by making parottas in the shape of masks. Read more: https://t.co/cIhDX1aQvo
Video: R. Ashok pic.twitter.com/xU2wM7BSNT
The restaurant has merged its love for parottas with COVID-19 awareness and their creativity has become an instant hit on the internet.
S. Sathish, Temple City’s parotta master says that they replicated the design of a surgical mask using the traditional veechu parotta. He says:
We folded it in a particular way and crafted the handles. All the ingredients are the same. It was a success on our very first try.
KL Kumar is the man who came with this awesome idea. Apparently, he conceptualised this item within a week.
'Mask Parottas’ made to create awareness about containing the spread of Covid-19 at a restaurant in Madurai, Tamilnadu. pic.twitter.com/nn1it1Whpe— Shivangi Thakur (@thakur_shivangi) July 8, 2020
Kumar says his aim is to make people realise the need and importance of wearing a mask in public places in order to reduce the spread of the infection. He further says:
Any and all awareness was important for the public right now. The number of active COVID-19 positive cases in Madurai district only stands second to the number of cases in Chennai among the districts in Tamil Nadu.
Twitter is definitely amused with this innovation.
Interesting find on the internet today…Madurai restaurant makes ‘MASK PAROTTAS’ to spread awareness about Covid-19. pic.twitter.com/ChWxHOXxuj— Hardeep Dugal (@hardeepdugal) July 8, 2020
VERY NICE…👌💐🍽️👍— DM-Denish Modi (@denish298) July 8, 2020
Wow 😮😳— Kaushal 🇮🇳 (@iamkaushal98) July 8, 2020
😄👍🏻👍🏻— M Shafi Kuchay (@drshafikuchay) July 8, 2020
Awwwww feels like keeping them so safe— Ashish Sharma (@ashishsharma_56) July 8, 2020
Super se upparrrrrr…!!!!!!!— Pradeep Handique (@PradeepHandiqu3) July 8, 2020
Interested residents can either pick up their order from the restaurant branch in Mattuthavanai or they can order it through various food delivery apps.