The nationwide lockdown came into effect from Wednesday midnight and will continue until April 14. “Co-ro-na – yaani koi road par na nikle,” the prime minister said displaying a creative in Hindi.
The PM said unless India’s 1.3 billion people practised social distancing, and the “chain of its spread not broken” within these 21 days, the coronavirusoutbreak could push the country back by 21 years, and several families would be devastated forever.
The nationwide lockdown came into effect on Tuesday midnight and will continue until April 14.
After lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Janata Curfew & Social Distancing,
Akshay Kumar appealed to his fans to stay at home through a video on Twitter. In the video, the actor urged fans to not get out of their homes and practice social distancing. He said, “Ghar par hu, umeed karta hu aap bhi ghar par hoge. Aur agar bahar ho toh koi zaroori kaam se hoyenge.“
He went on to say, “Mumbai airport pe jo log bahar se laute hain, jinka airport pe test hua hai, unmein se jo low risk category mein hain, unko ek stamp laga ke home quarantine ke liye bheja ja raha hai. They have to practice 2 weeks of social distance for precaution. Believe it or not, some of these people aren’t just going to their towns but are going to different towns, to weddings, on holidays, they are doing parties. Kiss tarah ki soch hai ye. Kya samajh nahi aaraha. Coronavirus iss race mein aage chal raha hai. Lekin race abhi baki hai, hum jeet sakte hai.” Akshay then asked fans to not risk their lives and the life of others and help break the cycle of coronavirus.
He captioned his video saying, “For the first time in life, the winner will be the one who will stay put! This is a race, one which will save us…Say yes to #SocialDistancing please #BreakCorona #Together“.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on March 25 threw light on the fact that coronavirus can linger on to human excreta for many weeks and urged the people to use their washrooms. Bachchan has joined hands with the Government of India for the public service announcement, which he shared on his Twitter. In the video, Bachchan is seen quoting a Chinese study which says that coronavirus can stay in the human excreta for longer periods and asked the people to use washrooms to prevent the spread of the virus. “Do you know that recently Chinese scientists have found that coronavirus can stay alive in the human excreta for many weeks. Even if the patient recovers, even then the virus could stay in the excreta for a long time,” said Bachchan.
“If a fly sits on the excreta or if that fly sits on fruits, vegetables or fruit, then this disease can spread further,” he added.
The 77-year-old actor then asked the people to fight against coronavirus in the same way in which they fought with open defecation and polio. “I request you, people, with folded hands that you support the nation in fighting against coronavirus by doing these three things,” .
The ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ further stated. “Firstly use your toilet and do not defecate in the open, secondly practice social distancing and third wash your hands multiple times for at least 20 seconds,” he added.
Stay Safe, Stay at home & Practice Social Distance. Jay Hind. #coronavirus #staysafe #21lockdown