The Covid-19 pandemic has put many countries on the brink and with no clear timeline on when exactly there’s going to be a vaccine, we’ll have to be on our toes for the foreseeable future. While many countries around the world have to deal with the pandemic on top of whatever political, social or civil problems they were already facing, India’s got some problems of biblical proportions.
In the bible (not gonna lie I forgot which chapter, i’m sorry dad!!!), during the story of the Exodus from Egypt, God inflicted the ancient Egyptians with 10 deadly plagues to pressure the Pharaoh into listening to Moses. One of the those plagues happened to be swarm of locusts.
Delhi, the capital of India just happens to be having a locust problem of massive proportions. Parts of the Indian capital have been placed on alert after a swarm of locusts invaded a suburban area. It is apparently the first time that the city of Gurgaon (Gurugram) has seen a locust invasion.
— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) June 27, 2020
Footage circulating on social media show just how bad it is, with what looks like thousands upon thousands of locusts flying past buildings and stuff. If you’re wondering how on earth it’s gotten this bad, according to the UN, heavy rains during the cyclone season of 2018-19 allowed at least three generations of “unprecedented breeding” to go undetected.
Locusts if left to do their bidding will pretty much destroy crops and can cause famine. District authorities in the south and west of Delhi have been asked to stay on high alert. Now, of course, that’s not the only biblical thing that’s going on in India. The word “pestilence” has been mentioned almost 50 times in the bible.
The coronavirus pandemic has been described as a plague by some and while maybe it’s a bit much to describe it as so, there are some parallels here. Are we looking at signs of the end of days? Are we just reading too much into this? Probably the latter, but still. A plague of locusts can’t be a good sign.
I suppose we should really start getting worries when the waters start turning to blood or when India starts being plagued by frogs but until then..Good luck, India.