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Social Distancing Lessons From West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee Draws Circles On Road To Educate People About The Mandate To Fight Coronavirus

Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee shows how to follow social distancing norms like a pro during the time of pandemic – COVID-19

Social Distancing Lessons From West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee Draws Circles On Road To Educate People About The Mandate To Fight Coronavirus

New Delhi: On Thursday (March 26), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demonstrated the government’s mandate of following social distancing in the times of coronavirus in her own unique way. Dressed in her trademark white saree, with a handkerchief to her face, Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata was seen drawing circles near a roadside fruit seller and educating people on the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
According to the advisory issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), social distancing means a non-pharmaceutical infection prevention and control intervention to avoid or decrease contact between those who are infected and those who are not. This helps in stopping or slowing down the rate and extent of disease transmission in a community, which eventually leads to a decrease in spread, morbidity and mortality due to the disease.

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Watch: Mamata Banerjee Doing Her Bit To Fight Coronavirus In West Bengal 

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Till now (March 27, 10 am) West Bengal has seen ten cases of COVID-19 infection and one death has been reported due to the novel virus, as per data from the MoHFW. Overall in India, 724 cases of coronavirus have been reported, of which, 17 people have lost their lives, as per MoHFW (March 27, 10 am).

On March 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared a 21-days lockdown in the entire country (starting March 25) and enforced social distancing mandate for every person, district, colony and community, in the wake of the spread of coronavirus across the country.

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Amid the nation-wide lockdown and call for social distancing, social media is filled with pictures from across the country where everyone is seen fighting the coronavirus in their own innovative ways while maintaining a safe distance from each other.

Earlier,Home Minister Amit Shah took to Twitter to show how the cabinet meetings are happening in the time of coronavirus and said, “Social distancing is need of the hour. We are ensuring it… Are you?”

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also chaired a meeting on C0VID-19 preparedness at his official bungalow Varsha in Mumbai, while following the norms of social distancing.

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Apart from meetings chaired by politicians, social media is also abuzz with pictures of people following social distancing while going about daily chores like grocery shopping, in their own unique way. Here are the glimpses..

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