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COVID-19: ‘Wash Your Hands Regularly, Seek Help If Needed’, Celebrities Spread Awareness On Coronavirus

From Parineeti Chopra, Salman Khan, Sania Mirza to P V Sindhu, Bipasha Basu and many other celebrities make an effort to raise awareness about COVID-19 and warned against rumours regarding coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19: ‘Wash Your Hands Regularly, Seek Help If Needed’, Celebrities Spread Awareness On Coronavirus

New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing concerns related to coronavirus, Bollywood celebrities and sports stars took to social media to raise awareness about the COVID-19 which is fast spreading across the world. As of March 6, 31 confirmed cases have been reported in the country. To stop the panic, myths, unproven claims and misinformation about the outbreak on social media, prominent people put out messages, information and helpline numbers.

Highlighting the gravity of the situation, Actress Parineeti Chopra asked her fans to take coronavirus seriously. She said via her Instagram account,

GUYS STOP BEING OVERCONFIDENT AND READ THIS! Stop calling it a “hype on social media.” Stop saying “it only affects the elderly.” Stop saying “oh but the death rate of flu is more.” Stop thinking you are smarter than the virus. You are not. Coronavirus is real. Its extremely contagious and unstoppable. Please be smart. And be safe. #coronavirus

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9nq_GSpmWG/

Asking people to stay safe, Parineeti’s cousin actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas said that it’s all about the ‘Namaste’- an old but also new way to greet people in a time of change around the world.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9pSfDBp_zv/

Motivating people to stay positive, actor Anupam Kher said,

Everything is ok in the end. If it is not ok, it is not the end! Corona virus is a reality of our times. We need to be careful & cautious. But we also need to change our outlook towards life. Hope my thoughts help you all a little. Do share it with friends and relatives!!

Tennis player Sania Mirza requested her fans and viewers through a video to do what is required when the symptoms arise. She said,

As you know the coronavirus is spreading fast, it originated in China and as per the UN, it has spread around the world, we need to take precautions, there are few symptoms like coughing and fever, if you feel you have the symptoms, you should immediately consult a doctor.

She also added that one can call on the helpline (104) if need be. She suggested that everyone must wash their hands regularly.

Also Read: Coronavirus Outbreak: Expert Speaks On How To Stay Safe

Shuttler PV Sindhu also raised awareness about the issue and said that people in the country should immediately call the helpline if they feel they are having the symptoms of coronavirus.

Telugu actor Mahesh Babu shared a list of dos and don’ts on Instagram story that included observing good personal hygiene, frequently washing hands with soap, covering one’s mouth while sneezing and coughing, refraining from the consumption of raw or under cooked meat, and refraining from travelling to farms, live animal markets or where animals are slaughtered.

Also Read: Coronavirus Outbreak: Experts Address Myths Vs Facts About The Disease

Actress Bipasha Basu shared a video on Instagram showing a recommended technique of handwashing to motivate her fans to practice good hygiene. She wrote,

Happy Friday my loves!!! I hope you all are taking extra precautions with everything going on with #coronavirus .One of the best thing to do is to PROPERLY wash your hands!! Here’s a video we shot to show you the correct way to wash your hands.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9YmVvjhtHk/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Also Read: Hand Hygiene Can Reduce Spread Of Coronavirus At Airports

To raise awareness on the importance of handwashing, Padmashri award winner sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand art on Puri beach in Odisha. The sand art installation with a little girl wearing a mask is washing hand had a thoughtful message, “Take precaution, be safe”. While sharing about the new art installation, Mr. Pattnaik wrote on Twitter,

As the virus is spreading globally we must all take proper precautions to be safe but there is no need to panic

In the past also Mr. Pattnaik created sand art on a similar theme to raise awareness about coronavirus.

Actor Salman Khan has suggested avoiding handshake or hugging. He has insisted on traditional Indian ways of greeting like salaam and namaste. He wrote,

Namashkaar … hamari sabhyata mein namaste aur salaam hai! Jab #coronavirus Khatam ho jaye tab Haath milao aur gale lago…. @beingstrongindia

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9VvxM1laKc/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Veteran actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha took to Twitter to spread awareness through a series of tweets. In one tweet, he has appealed to all to stop rumour-mongering.

According to COVID-19 situation report of the World Health Organisation, as of March 5, globally deaths due to the novel coronavirus have crossed 3,200 and more than 95,000 confirmed cases have been reported across 85 countries.

Also Read: COVID-19: All About The New Coronavirus And Steps Being Taken To Contain The Outbreak

World

26,27,61,966Cases
22,35,18,265Active
3,40,28,506Recovered
52,15,195Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,27,61,966 and 52,15,195 have died; 22,35,18,265 are active cases and 3,40,28,506 have recovered as on December 1, 2021 at 3:56 am.

India

3,45,96,776 8,954Cases
99,0231,520Active
3,40,28,506 10,207Recovered
4,69,247 267Deaths
In India, there are 3,45,96,776 confirmed cases including 4,69,247 deaths. The number of active cases is 99,023 and 3,40,28,506 have recovered as on December 1, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,35,658 678

11,226 299

64,83,435 942

1,40,997 35

Kerala

51,41,814 4,723

44,314 824

50,57,368 5,370

40,132 177

Karnataka

29,96,148 291

6,445 462

29,51,492 745

38,211 8

Tamil Nadu

27,26,917 720

8,244 47

26,82,192 758

36,481 9

Andhra Pradesh

20,72,909 184

2,149 47

20,56,318 134

14,442 3

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,399 12

89 3

16,87,399 8

22,911 1

West Bengal

16,16,083 705

7,731 2

15,88,866 694

19,486 13

Delhi

14,40,934 34

287 2

14,15,549 32

25,098

Odisha

10,49,108 228

2,188 23

10,38,509 203

8,411 2

Chhattisgarh

10,06,813 34

318 0

9,92,902 34

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,785 15

193 6

9,45,637 9

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,475 40

275 13

8,17,108 27

10,092

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,170 20

119 7

7,82,523 27

10,528

Haryana

7,71,709 17

163 2

7,61,492 19

10,054

Bihar

7,26,223 4

36 3

7,16,524 7

9,663

Telangana

6,75,994 196

3,591 10

6,68,411 184

3,992 2

Assam

6,16,852 144

2,625 30

6,08,124 109

6,103 5

Punjab

6,03,279 21

325 4

5,86,352 22

16,602 3

Jharkhand

3,49,244 12

98 3

3,44,006 9

5,140

Uttarakhand

3,44,255 28

141 9

3,36,706 19

7,408

Jammu And Kashmir

3,36,852 171

1,625 1

3,30,751 172

4,476

Himachal Pradesh

2,27,195 102

834 10

2,22,513 91

3,848 1

Goa

1,78,928 38

284 8

1,75,260 30

3,384

Mizoram

1,35,175 365

3,751 54

1,30,927 415

497 4

Puducherry

1,28,924 31

284 12

1,26,768 43

1,872

Manipur

1,25,205 36

649 6

1,22,579 40

1,977 2

Tripura

84,805 14

81 3

83,900 10

824 1

Meghalaya

84,480 19

294 9

82,713 9

1,473 1

Chandigarh

65,465 9

65 7

64,580 2

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,276 3

35 0

54,961 3

280

Sikkim

32,242 9

124 3

31,715 6

403

Nagaland

32,122 13

133 7

31,293 20

696

Ladakh

21,578 38

276 26

21,088 12

214

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

1 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,394

24 0

10,319

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,683

6 2

7,548 2

129

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