Keeping COVID-19 at bay, saree-clad mannequin swoops in to save the day

Keeping COVID-19 at bay, saree-clad mannequin swoops in to save the day

NEW DELHI | JULY 24, 2020:

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has literally changed our lives in more ways than one. Contactless has become a household name with citizens and businesses trying their best to adapt themselves to this new normal.

With people being required to maintain social distance and to wear face masks at all times while stepping out, hand washing or sanitizing at regular intervals is yet another important thing every person should do if they want to stay safe.

Taking all of this into consideration, a textile showroom in Tamil Nadu has come up with an unusual yet innovative and effective way to help customers sanitize their hands.

Recently, a viral video of a saree-clad mannequin moving around the store and providing hand sanitizer to customers, became a huge topic on social media. And, yes, I said mannequin.

What's even more interesting is that they dressed the mannequin in a traditional saree.

Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, Sudha Ramen, shared the video on Twitter and posted the following Tweet, "Technology put to right use at one of the textile showrooms in TN. An automated mannequin draped in saree detects customers around and walks to them to provide sanitizers. Post Corona will see intensified technological evolutions."

As you've probably already guessed, it was no enormous surprise when the video went viral.

While we have not identified the exact store itself, I think we can all agree that the owner has put the mannequin to expert use and whoever the owner might be, he or she truly deserves a round of applause.

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