New Delhi: One after another, Bollywood celebrities are creating awareness by sharing hand washing tips, health and hygiene advice, and preventive and precautionary measures to be taken during what the World Health Organisation (WHO) has classed as a pandemic. Following the suite, on Tuesday (March 24) actor Hrithik Roshan shared a 1 minute and 42 seconds long video message on Instagram, making a fervent appeal to his fans – stop the spread. In the video, the actor hared simple steps to follow to break the chain and contain the spread of coronavirus.
Hrithik started his video appeal by stressing on the inevitable truth and said,
Friends, today we are going through a difficult phase in our lives. Coronavirus is that one truth which spreading fast and now we cannot set our face against this disease, the truth and conditions. We have to face it and there are a few steps that can be taken that can stop the spread of the coronavirus epidemic.
Sharing the first step – hand washing and requesting people to follow it, the actor said,
The first step is to keep yourself and your hands clean. Wash your hands with soap, every hour. This is an easy way to stop this epidemic. Please do it.
The second crucial step shared by the actor is social distancing which is backed by experts and doctors. He said,
Maintain a distance of at least six feet between you and others. This is not the time to meet and greet your family and friends. This is not the time to go to parties. Please hear me out. If you want to stay in touch, use phone calls and video calls. This is a very crucial time and if we let it slip by I don’t know what will happen. So please listen to me carefully. Come, let’s be responsible. Let’s fight this virus. We are together in this. Let’s take care of each other. All the best. My love to you all.
Watch Hrithik Roshan’s Appeal
Bollywood Comes Together To Create Awareness About Coronavirus
From Big B Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, to Akshay Kumar and others, various celebrities have shared a video message to enlighten people about the COVID-19 and what needs to be done to contain the spread of the infectious diseases. Like, the Badshah of Bollywood took it to twitter to share a five-minute-long informative video highlighting the symptoms of coronavirus and what precautionary measures one should take to prevent the spread. The actor gave a filmy touch to the video by partnering each suggestion and tip with a clip from one of his films.
InshaAllah #JantaCurfew will help against the spread of virus, though we may have to do this again. The clapping brought so much cheer. So a reminder of safeguards, with some cheer… Pls take it in the right spirit. To all relentlessly working today – Extremely Grateful. Thx! pic.twitter.com/2wfaXPlFVF
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) March 22, 2020
Actor Akshay Kumar appealed to people to comply with the government’s mandate to self-quarantine during this crucial time of coronavirus outbreak. In a two minute long video he showed his anger towards people’s irresponsible behavior and said, “Every time I share my thoughts with you guys politely but, today, I am so annoyed that excuse me if I end up saying rude things. Have some people lost it? What has happened to people? Who doesn’t understand what a lockdown is? Lockdown means stay at home. Stay inside your home, stay with your family.”
How India Is Waging A War Against Coronavirus
As of March 25 (6:45 PM), 606 cases of coronavirus have been reported in India. While 43 individuals infected with the virus have recovered, 10 casualties have been noted. To contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in India and ensure every citizen follows social distancing, PM Modi has announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days. He had said,
From 12 midnight, the entire country will go under complete lockdown. The lockdown will be for 21 days — three weeks. This lockdown is in a way a curfew and would be more stringent than the Janata curfew. To break the chain of spread, 21 days of lockdown is absolutely necessary. If we don’t manage these 21 days, the country will be set back by 21 years. Some families will be destroyed forever.
To ensure people don’t step out of their house and meanwhile don’t run out of essentials, state governments have introduced various policies. For instance, to help the poor and homeless people in coping with the nationwide lockdown, the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) under the Delhi government has started a facility of providing lunch and dinner to all in need through its night shelters across the city.
On Tuesday, after PM Modi announced 21 days nationwide lockdown, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that essential items like vegetables, medicines, milk, and others will be delivered at the door step.
From tomorrow vegetables, milk, fruits, medicines and other essential commodities will be delivered to your door steps for which we have identified more than 10,000 vehicles. I appeal to you to not go to market to buy essential items: CM Yogi Adityanath https://t.co/JXZLx8Dzyq
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 24, 2020