Don't Take Coronavirus Lightly: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Urges People To Wear Mask And Stay Safe, Bollywood Celebrities Join In To Spread The Message Prime Minister Narendra Modi, actor Abhishek and Amitabh Bachchan and Anupam Kher urge people to not take the virus lightly and wear mask and stay safe

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people not to take coronavirus lightly and follow the rule of wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing till scientists develop a vaccine. While addressing the national launch of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) and several other initiatives in Bihar via video conference, he said,

I have certain expectations from each one of you. That is to follow the rule of wearing a mask and adopt Do Gaj ki Doori (a distance of two yards).

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Further urging people to remain safe and healthy during this unprecedented times, PM Modi further added,

Be safe and remain healthy. Take care of senior citizens in the family. These things are important. Do not take coronavirus lightly.

He also said, till scientists develop a vaccine for COVID-19 the only way forward is through social distancing. He added,

It is the best way to save ourselves from coronavirus. This is the only solution for now.

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Along with PM Modi, actor Abhishek Bachchan who has recently recovered from COVID-19, cited his personal experience, also urged everyone to wear a mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Sharing a short video on his social media, he 44-year-old actor said,

Don’t take this virus lightly. Whenever you go out, or you are with somebody, keep your mask on, guys. It’s important, don’t take it lightly. Be safe.

The actor was the last member of the Bachchan family to return home after testing positive for COVID-19 in July 11. He tested negative for coronavirus on August 8.

the other members of the Bachchan family who contracted the virus include Abhishek’s father and legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, his wife, Actor and Former Miss World – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and his daughter Aaradhya.

Earlier, Amitabh Bachchan who has resumed work post COVID-19 recovery also shared a behind the scenes picture from the set of Kaun Banega Crorepati and urged everyone to be safe when they resume work. He said,

Be safe, be in precaution. Work continues as must it should.

Actor Anupam Kher also took to social media and shared a video message asking people to be extra vigilant during this time. He added,

Friends, India is unlocking itself. Facilities across the country have started to open up, we are seeing life is coming back on track. But #COVIDー19, an epidemic is still not over. India is seeing even more cases of coronavirus, we have started to see more deaths due to COVID. If we all want to live a healthy life for next 50 years or so, then let’s not forget that COVID has not gone away. Let’s all bring back the time when we were all very careful from this virus and taking all the necessary precautions. Let’s continue to wear mask, maintain social distancing and good hand hygiene. It is very important to be vigilant during this period.

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India’s Coronavirus Cases So Far

On Monday (September 14) India saw a single-day spike of 92,071 cases, which has pushed India’s coronavirus tally past the 48 lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The death count has risen to 79,722 with 1,136 more fatalities in 24 hours.

As of today, some 37,80,107 patients have recovered from the infection in the country. India’s coronavirus recoveries have witnessed a steep rise – from 50,000 in May to over 36 lakh in September, the Health Ministry said on September 13, adding that more than 70,000 recoveries have been reported every day. The country has been reporting the highest number of new coronavirus cases in the world with an average of 90,000 cases per day since September first week.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

World

19,78,31,904Cases
6,39,24,968Active
12,96,89,916Recovered
42,17,020Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 194 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 19,78,31,904 and 42,17,020 have died; 6,39,24,968 are active cases and 12,96,89,916 have recovered as on August 1, 2021 at 3:55 am.

India

3,16,55,824 41,831Cases
4,10,952 2,032Active
3,08,20,521 39,258Recovered
4,24,351 541Deaths
In India, there are 3,16,55,824 confirmed cases including 4,24,351 deaths. The number of active cases is 4,10,952 and 3,08,20,521 have recovered as on August 1, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

63,03,715 6,959

80,138 733

60,90,786 7,467

1,32,791 225

Kerala

33,90,761 20,624

1,65,011 3,679

32,08,969 16,865

16,781 80

Karnataka

29,05,124 1,987

23,820 318

28,44,742 1,632

36,562 37

Tamil Nadu

25,59,597 1,986

20,716 218

25,04,805 2,178

34,076 26

Andhra Pradesh

19,66,175 2,058

21,180 18

19,31,618 2,053

13,377 23

Uttar Pradesh

17,08,441 31

712 17

16,84,973 48

22,756

West Bengal

15,28,019 769

11,113 58

14,98,770 819

18,136 8

Delhi

14,36,265 58

581 1

14,10,631 56

25,053 1

Chhattisgarh

10,02,008 102

1,863 102

9,86,621 203

13,524 1

Odisha

9,77,268 1,578

14,538 389

9,56,828 1,899

5,902 68

Rajasthan

9,53,667 17

248 6

9,44,465 22

8,954 1

Gujarat

8,24,877 27

252 8

8,14,549 35

10,076

Madhya Pradesh

7,91,828 22

122 1

7,81,193 21

10,513

Haryana

7,69,913 29

712 0

7,59,566 27

9,635 2

Bihar

7,24,835 44

457 1

7,14,735 45

9,643

Telangana

6,44,951 621

9,069 72

6,32,080 691

3,802 2

Punjab

5,99,104 51

534 10

5,82,277 60

16,293 1

Assam

5,66,198 989

13,322 510

5,47,616 1,480

5,260 19

Jharkhand

3,47,173 36

252 8

3,41,793 44

5,128

Uttarakhand

3,42,139 116

632 13

3,34,145 129

7,362

Jammu And Kashmir

3,21,462 118

1,176 5

3,15,908 113

4,378

Himachal Pradesh

2,06,027 153

1,217 80

2,01,289 72

3,521 1

Goa

1,71,146 94

1,058 35

1,66,941 128

3,147 1

Puducherry

1,20,915 100

962 17

1,18,158 115

1,795 2

Manipur

98,499 801

10,540 195

86,403 981

1,556 15

Tripura

78,583 222

3,482 2

74,346 224

755

Meghalaya

65,000 686

5,966 175

57,949 499

1,085 12

Chandigarh

61,953 1

31 5

61,111 5

811 1

Arunachal Pradesh

48,122 266

3,954 188

43,939 451

229 3

Mizoram

38,925 861

12,388 213

26,387 643

150 5

Nagaland

27,872 159

1,329 55

25,977 99

566 5

Sikkim

26,548 237

3,400 98

22,804 137

344 2

Ladakh

20,338 10

56 6

20,075 4

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,650 6

29 1

10,617 7

4

Lakshadweep

10,189 11

84 7

10,055 4

50

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,537 2

8 0

7,400 2

129

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