New Delhi: The government may soon stop the COVID caller tune that plays by default to spread awareness.
According to reports, the government is making a decision to remove the COVID-19 caller tune heard on the phone. The COVID-19 caller tune is being removed from phones almost two years after raising awareness about the COVID-19 disease.
However, an exact date has not been revealed when the COVID-19 caller tune will finally go off. But this is expected to happen soon with life returning to normal due to the reduction of COVID across the country.
The covid-19 caller tune was introduced two years back when the covid19 pandemic has struck India resulting in to complete lockdown.
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan's voice featured in the caller tune wherein the actor listed safety measures for the pandemic.
In 2021, the caller tune was replaced by a "female voice"-raising awareness about the Covid-19 vaccination drive.-
A plea was also filed in the Delhi high court in January last year seeking the removal of Bachchan's voice from the caller tune on the grounds that he himself had been infected by the virus, PTI reported. The plea was eventually dismissed by the high court.
The caller tune, listing the safety measures for the pandemic, had reportedly faced growing resentment in the past with several complaints about being forced to listen to the entire tune every time a call was being made.