Is This New Normal: Bride Seeks Vaccinated Groom In Viral Matrimonial Advertisement

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Bride Seeks Vaccinated Groom: A matrimonial advertisement has been doing rounds on social media since it was published in a newspaper on June 4, 2021. In the advertisement, a Roman Catholic woman put a requirement for a groom of her religion and as a condition, she demanded a man who is fully vaccinated.

In the advertisement, which could be fake, the woman claimed that she has got both her vaccine shots against COVID-19. The advertisement was shared by Member of Parliament and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Twitter. In his tweet, Tharoor expressed his amusement over the ad and wrote,” Vaccinated bride seeks vaccinated groom! No doubt the preferred marriage gift will be a booster shot!? Is this going to be our New Normal?”

Many social media users reacted to his tweet and shared their takes on the same. Shashi Tharoor’s post has now been liked by over eight thousand people and has been shared by more than one thousand.

One user wrote, ” Kudos to the girl seeking a vaccinated groom. She is helping and encouraging the youths for vaccinations for which many are averse of.”

Another user pointed out that the MP had revealed the contact information of the woman on social media and called him out for it. They wrote, ” An MP making fun of Roman Catholic girl and sharing contact details on twitter doesn’t do justice and is in bad taste. You should have hid her/her family persons contact details. And bdw it is good to find vaccinated groom or bride. Message is loud and clear, get vaccinated.”

Some Twitter users wrote that since it’s an advertisement, it okay to share contact information.

The current state of the pandemic has brought about several lifestyle changes in most individual’s lives. Indian started to vaccinate people in January starting with the elderly and the healthcare workers. The second phase of the vaccination drive included people above the age of 45 and then on May 1, 2021, the government announced that all adults above the age of 18 are eligible for inoculation.

On June 7, 2021, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi announced in his public address that all adults will be able to get vaccines at government facilities free of cost. He also caped the price of vaccines at private hospitals. The move was celebrated by many on social media platform while many claimed that the central government only made vaccines free after the Supreme Court ruling.