Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Coronavirus: “Avoid Gatherings, Wash Your Hands Regularly And Help Prevent The Spread Of Virus”PM Modi talks about Coronavirus and its preventive measures

New Delhi: Amid the rise of Coronavirus cases in India, on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media and shared a video guide on preventive steps one should take to fight the global pandemic as declared by the World Health Organization last week after the virus spread to over 100 countries. Listing out few simple steps, PM Modi in his seven minutes long video message said, “Rumours are spreading fast at this time. I urge everyone to stay safe and follow precautionary measures.”

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He further added,

Wash your hands regularly, do not touch your face, eyes or nose. The infection can spread in the human body via their face, therefore it becomes a very important step.

Explaining how the infection can spread from one person to another, PM Modi said,

The coronavirus is a respiratory disease that spread like the flu virus. It can be transferred from one person to another via droplets from coughs or sneezes, sometimes these droplets from one’s mouth are not even visible. And that’s why we all need to be very careful and need to wash hands with soap regularly.

PM Modi also mentioned that anyone who is coughing or sneezing should practice a few healthy habits. He added,

If you are coughing or sneezing, you should make sure, you are covering your mouth with a napkin. Secondly, you should make sure, the used napkin is disposed off well and should not come in contact with anyone.

Talking about the people who are infected with this virus, PM Modi said that the virus-infected people are already quarantined and are under the strict watch of experts and doctors. He further added,

Those who are suspected to have the infection should not be scared. Contact the doctor immediately and heed the advice of experts. The infection can spread to family members very easily, therefore it’s better to maintain personal hygiene.

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Watch PM Modi’s Video Guide On Coronavirus

In a series of tweets, using the hashtag #IndiafightsCorona, PM Modi shared how India is battling against COVID-19.

 

In one of the tweets, PM Modi said, “Our doctors, nurses, healthcare workers are putting great efforts. They are out there, helping people. We will always cherish their contribution. #IndiaFightsCorona”

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In another tweet, he mentioned, “At all levels, various authorities are working in sync to ensure COVID-19 does not spread. No stone is being left unturned to ensure people are healthy. #IndiaFightsCorona”

Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus or COVID-19 has spread to 143 nations, according to the World Health Organiszation. In India, three deaths have been reported due to coronavirus, one from Karnataka, another one from Delhi and the third casualty was reported on Tuesday (March 17) in Maharashtra. Total cases in the country on Tuesday have climbed to 125 according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Worldwide, over 5,000 have died, more than one lakh are infected. The epicentre has shifted from China – where the illness originated in December to Europe.

As precautionary measures, countries across the globe are closing their borders, restricting travel, locking down cities and banning gatherings. In India, many states have announced the closure of schools, colleges, gyms and swimming pools until further notice. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has also issued an advisory on social distancing measure in view of the spread of COVID-19 disease.

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