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Don’t Take Coronavirus Lightly: PM Modi Urges People To Wear Mask, Bollywood Celebrities Join In To Spread The Message

PM Modi, actor Abhishek Bachachan, Amitabh Bachchan and Anupam Kher urge citizens to not take coronavirus lightly and continue to follow all the necessary precautions

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

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.

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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.

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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

24,06,78,961Cases
20,23,40,977Active
3,34,39,331Recovered
48,98,653Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,06,78,961 and 48,98,653 have died; 20,23,40,977 are active cases and 3,34,39,331 have recovered as on October 18, 2021 at 4:17 am.

India

3,40,81,315 13,596Cases
1,89,6946,152Active
3,34,39,331 19,582Recovered
4,52,290 166Deaths
In India, there are 3,40,81,315 confirmed cases including 4,52,290 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,89,694 and 3,34,39,331 have recovered as on October 18, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,91,697 1,715

32,230 994

64,19,678 2,680

1,39,789 29

Kerala

48,54,321 7,555

88,186 3,292

47,39,270 10,773

26,865 74

Karnataka

29,83,459 326

9,479 58

29,36,039 380

37,941 4

Tamil Nadu

26,87,092 1,218

14,814 208

26,36,379 1,411

35,899 15

Andhra Pradesh

20,60,472 432

6,034 159

20,40,131 586

14,307 5

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,028 9

119 10

16,87,011 19

22,898

West Bengal

15,80,530 624

7,421 24

15,54,132 634

18,977 14

Delhi

14,39,390 32

320 6

14,13,981 38

25,089

Odisha

10,35,077 443

4,542 68

10,22,250 508

8,285 3

Chhattisgarh

10,05,654 16

183 2

9,91,901 14

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,390 2

42 2

9,45,394 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,290 10

207 6

8,15,997 16

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,684 5

84 12

7,82,077 17

10,523

Haryana

7,71,076 15

123 9

7,60,904 6

10,049

Bihar

7,26,026 5

48 4

7,16,317 1

9,661

Telangana

6,68,955 122

3,924 55

6,61,093 176

3,938 1

Assam

6,06,468 205

3,436 46

5,97,082 245

5,950 6

Punjab

6,02,035 27

227 8

5,85,264 16

16,544 3

Jharkhand

3,48,430 7

122 1

3,43,173 8

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,756 9

178 1

3,36,181 8

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,062 95

843 12

3,25,793 107

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,437 131

1,303 5

2,16,414 125

3,720 1

Goa

1,77,522 60

604 6

1,73,572 62

3,346 4

Puducherry

1,27,396 52

585 13

1,24,961 64

1,850 1

Manipur

1,22,737 104

1,422 0

1,19,418 102

1,897 2

Mizoram

1,12,848 249

11,633 1,143

1,00,829 1,389

386 3

Tripura

84,321 16

104 4

83,401 12

816

Meghalaya

82,953 55

845 32

80,673 86

1,435 1

Chandigarh

65,302 3

25 3

64,457 6

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,987 7

140 30

54,567 37

280

Sikkim

31,749 4

174 8

31,184 12

391

Nagaland

31,611 40

248 12

30,689 28

674

Ladakh

20,878 2

36 10

20,634 12

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676 1

4 1

10,668

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,641

9 0

7,503

129

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