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COVID-19 Emergency: Madhuri Dixit, Bhumi Pednekar And Gul Panag Urge People To Stay At Home & Mask Up

As India fights the deadly second wave, actors like Bhumi Pednekar, Madhuri Dixit and Gul Panag took to their social media to urge people to stay at home as much as possible and when stepping out mask up correctly

COVID-19 Emergency: Madhuri Dixit, Bhumi Pednekar And Gul Panag Urge People To Stay At Home & Mask Up

New Delhi: As India reports 3,52,991 fresh COVID19 cases and 2,812 deaths, in last 24 hours, a new record high as a deadly second wave sweeps the country, Bollywood actors unite to spread message on the need to mask up and stay at home.

Actor Madhuri Dixit took to her social media to urge people to mask up correctly. Sharing a 30 second long video, the actor demonstrated how to wear a mask correctly as many people nowadays have been spotted wearing masks in public in the wrong manner. She urged her fans to mask up properly when stepping out and said, “Stay home, stay safe. When stepping out, mask up correctly.”

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Actor Bhumi Pednekar, who herself has battled COVID-19 too asked people to stay at home as much as possible. Sharing a video clip, she said,

I am a COVID warrior and today I have a very small message – We all are intelligent people, we are all on social media platforms and are watching TV continuously, so we all are well aware that our country is fighting a pandemic. We are fighting a very big war against corona. And we as the citizen of the country can help. It is very easy; we can help our country in this fight by staying at home.

Actor Bhumi Pednekar further said that one should step out of the house only when it is essential. She added,

This is not the right time to meet your friends, relatives, this is not the time for get togethers. This virus is so small that no one really can see it but it can affect you and your loved ones badly. So, avoid the risk of stepping out and stay at home. If your areas don’t have any restrictions that doesn’t mean you are safe.

Highlighting COVID-19 appropriate behaviour that one should follow apart from staying home, Bhumi Pednekar added,

Wear a N-95 mask when stepping out, if you don’t have that then do double masking. Keep washing your hands and maintain a healthy distance – 2 metre from people at all the times. If we see today, because of COVID, our medical system is getting crumbled, our doctors and healthcare workers have a huge pressure on them. So, let’s just help them out and break the chain of virus by staying at home.

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The actor has also started an initiative on her social media platform along with few volunteers in bid to help those in need during these trying times. The actor will be ‘identifying resources to enable facilitation and access to medical supplies, plasma request and donors’ via this platform.

Actor Gul Panag shared a small video explaining what kind of mask should one wear? In the small video, the actor is seen explaining why one should switch to wearing surgical masks at the moment as the country battles the deadly second wave. She said,

While cloth masks are great for maintaining the general hygiene like dust, prevention of allergies but experts say that it is safer to use a surgical mask right now.

She further is seen explaining why surgical masks are the right option at the moment. She added,

Surgical masks have three layers, an outer hydrophobic layer, a middle layer and inner soft absorbent layer. These three layers have specific functions, the outer layer repels liquid, the middle layer prevents germs from entering and the inner layer is to absorb the water and spit. So, do choose your mask wisely.

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World

22,70,55,138Cases
18,97,86,461Active
3,25,98,424Recovered
46,70,253Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,70,55,138 and 46,70,253 have died; 18,97,86,461 are active cases and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 5:36 am.

India

3,33,81,728 34,403Cases
3,39,0563,867Active
3,25,98,424 37,950Recovered
4,44,248 320Deaths
In India, there are 3,33,81,728 confirmed cases including 4,44,248 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,39,056 and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,11,525 3,595

52,893 310

63,20,310 3,240

1,38,322 45

Kerala

44,46,228 22,182

1,86,754 4,559

42,36,309 26,563

23,165 178

Karnataka

29,65,191 1,108

16,202 282

29,11,434 808

37,555 18

Tamil Nadu

26,40,361 1,693

16,756 120

25,88,334 1,548

35,271 25

Andhra Pradesh

20,34,786 1,367

14,708 105

20,06,034 1,248

14,044 14

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,628 23

193 11

16,86,549 11

22,886 1

West Bengal

15,59,567 707

8,025 25

15,32,922 725

18,620 7

Delhi

14,38,373 28

409 5

14,12,880 22

25,084 1

Odisha

10,18,298 580

5,335 105

10,04,845 681

8,118 4

Chhattisgarh

10,04,988 31

352 2

9,91,077 29

13,559

Rajasthan

9,54,230 4

103 1

9,45,173 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,677 22

149 0

8,15,446 22

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,374 7

119 5

7,81,738 12

10,517

Haryana

7,70,697 9

327 8

7,60,562 17

9,808

Bihar

7,25,864 12

72 6

7,16,134 6

9,658

Telangana

6,62,785 259

5,282 43

6,53,603 301

3,900 1

Punjab

6,01,180 30

314 11

5,84,399 38

16,467 3

Assam

5,97,074 468

5,381 15

5,85,914 479

5,779 4

Jharkhand

3,48,102 6

102 8

3,42,867 14

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,330 20

284 12

3,35,657 32

7,389

Jammu And Kashmir

3,27,466 170

1,421 72

3,21,630 98

4,415

Himachal Pradesh

2,16,430 127

1,568 82

2,11,215 206

3,647 3

Goa

1,75,183 95

699 1

1,71,195 96

3,289

Puducherry

1,25,170 107

963 63

1,22,380 42

1,827 2

Manipur

1,17,913 216

2,614 7

1,13,478 219

1,821 4

Tripura

83,787 31

427 26

82,553 56

807 1

Meghalaya

78,958 229

1,804 140

75,784 86

1,370 3

Mizoram

76,591 1,121

13,888 85

62,449 1,202

254 4

Chandigarh

65,168 4

31 2

64,319 2

818

Arunachal Pradesh

53,990 47

536 9

53,183 56

271

Sikkim

30,802 64

775 28

29,648 36

379

Nagaland

30,763 32

505 14

29,610 44

648 2

Ladakh

20,631 6

41 1

20,383 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

5 0

10,661

4

Lakshadweep

10,353

4 0

10,298

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,595 3

15 2

7,451 1

129

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