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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lauds Children For Creating Awareness About Coronavirus Through Game, Song

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a video of a group of children explaining how COVID-19 spreads and the role of social distancing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lauds Children For Creating Awareness About Coronavirus Through Game, Song
Highlights
  • PM shared a video of children promoting social distancing to fight COVID-19
  • PM Modi said children have taught a ‘big lesson’ to contain coronavirus
  • PM is proud of children raising awareness on defeating coronavirus

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (April 16) tweeted a video of children explaining how the disease COVID-19 spreads and how social distancing can play a pivotal role in breaking the chain of transmission of the novel coronavirus. Sharing the 59-second long video, Prime Minister wrote, “What children said playfully is a key lesson in staying safe from the coronavirus pandemic.”

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In the video shared by PM Modi, a group of children are seen using bricks to explain the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Drawing reference from a domino effect, one of the children said,

Suppose all these are human beings – first, second, third – and one of them is infected with COVID-19.

Further depicting how one person can transmit the infectious disease to others, one of the children slightly pushes the first brick in the line which causes the following bricks to fall one after another and this way the entire circle of bricks topple over.

After explaining the transmission of the virus, one of the children asks, ‘how do we prevent this disease?’

To this, another child again demonstrates the fall of bricks. While the bricks are falling, one of the bricks from somewhere in between is removed thus breaking the chain reaction. The bricks standing tall imply that those human beings have not contracted the virus; the chain of transmission has been broken due to social distancing (depicted by one of the bricks being removed).

The video shared by the Prime Minister has received over 173 thousand views and has been shared over 20,000 times.

Also Read: India Fights Corona: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Follows Social Distancing Norms During Cabinet Meet

Two Sisters Raise Awareness On Coronavirus Through A Song

PM Modi shared another video of a song written by two sisters – Saibaa Gupta and Saisha Gupta to raise awareness about the novel corornavirus that has put the country under a lockdown. The song by sister duo touches various aspects of the infectious disease and gives a humble message – don’t be scared of coronavirus. The song is an appeal to citizens to fight the battle against coronavirus together.

The song further lists out the ways to protect oneself from the disease; it involves – avoiding crowded places, staying at home, instead of hugging each other, fold hands and say ‘namastey’; wear a mask; maintain social distance.

Also Read: Combating COVID-19: PM Modi Asks Chief Ministers To Focus On Testing, Tracing, Isolation, Quarantine For Next Few Weeks

Sharing the video, PM Modi wrote, “Proud of youngsters like Saibaa and Saisha Gupta. They are raising awareness on defeating Coronavirus. Have a look at this video.”

Coronavirus In India

Coronavirus spreads from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. In India, coronavirus cases have crossed the 12,000 mark. According to the data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as on April 16 (8 AM), India has recorded 12,380 cases of COVID-19. While 10,477 cases are still active, 1,489 patients have recovered and 414 fatalities have been recorded.

Also Read: India Has More Than 600 Dedicated COVID-19 Hospitals, Over 220 Testing Labs: PM Modi

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