New Delhi: As Coronavirus spread worldwide, affecting and scaring a huge number of people, actor Amitabh Bachchan, on Thursday, shared a video dedicated to the global worry. In the video, the actor is seen reciting a poem written by him on Coronavirus. He tweeted the video saying, “Concerned about the COVID 19. Just doodled some lines in verse. Please stay safe.”
The actor spoke on the multiple precautionary measures that can be taken to avoid getting affected by the virus. He also advises people to wash hands frequently and suggests various home-remedies to stay safe from the virus. He added, “Consume drinks made from Amla and Kalonji, follow all the precautions to keep yourself safe and fight this epidemic.”
Watch Amitabh Bachchan’s Poem On Coronavirus
T 3468 – Concerned about the COVID 19 .. just doodled some lines .. in verse .. please stay safe .. ???? pic.twitter.com/80idolmkRZ
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 12, 2020
Currently in India, as of March 12, the Union Health Ministry has said that a total of 75 persons are infected by the virus, three persons have been cured and discharged. On March 11, India reported its first death related to the coronavirus outbreak. The World Health Organisation has termed Coronavirus as a controllable pandemic and reported that the number of COVID-19 cases in the world stands at 125,293, with over 4,600 deaths.
Many steps have been taken by the government at the state as well as the central level to tackle the global pandemic of COVID-19. The government has shut borders to existing visas – except diplomatic, official, UN/international organisations, employment and project – till April 15. Indian nationals are strongly advised to avoid all non-essential travel abroad and on their return, they can be subjected to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.
Delhi government on Thursday evening also announced that the schools, colleges and the cinema halls would be shut till March 31. Kerala government, which is on high alert, on Wednesday, has also announced the closure of all movie theatres, schools and colleges till the end of the month.