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Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy - Virat Kohli And Anushka Sharma's Message On Coronavirus

Virat Kohli And Anushka Sharma Took To Twitter To Share A Message To People To Stay Safe And Stay Home In The Wake Of The Coronavirus Pandemic After Prime Minister Narendra Modi Urged People To Follow The 'Janta Curfew' On March 22.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Siddharth Vishwanathan | Updated on: 20 Mar 2020, 11:31:32 AM
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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma urged people to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

New Delhi:

The coronavirus pandemic has wrecked sporting calendars and decimated international travel for the last couple of months. International travel is being restricted and sporting events such as the NBA, MLS, NFL, Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, Olympic qualifiers, Cricketing events and even the Indian Premier League have all been suspended and postponed. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, there are lockdowns in effect and any kind of activity has been deterred. Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team skipper and his wife, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, took to Twitter tto urge people to stay safe and be at home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

"Special mention to all the medical professionals in the country and around the globe for all the efforts being put in to fight the #CoronaVirus. Let's support them by taking care of ourself and everybody around us by maintaining good personal hygeine. #IndiaFightsCorona. Be alert, attentive and aware to combat the threat posed by the Covid 19. We, as responsible citizens, need to adhere to the norms put in place for our safety as announced by our Honourable Prime Minister Shri @NarendraModiji. #IndiaFightsCorona," Kohli said in a series of tweets.

Later, he and Anushka put out a joint video message which said, "We are staying at home for ouur safety and everyone else's too. We urge you to do it. Let's make it safe for us and everyone else by self-isolation."

Janta Curfew For Coronavirus

Calling for "resolve and restraint" to fight coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the entire country to observe 'Janta curfew' on Sunday. In a nearly 30-minute national broadcast, he asked people to stay indoors and work from home as much as possible while underscoring the dangers of coronavirus, saying the world has never seen a crisis as grave as this. "Even World War I and II did not affect as many countries as coronavirus has done," PM Modi said, asking people to avoid this mindset that the disease will not affect India much when it has hit hard many developed countries.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have pledged to stay at home so that they do not infect other people. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Amid incidents of people resorting to hoarding food items in panic, PM Modi said "panic-buying" must be avoided and essential things, including medicines, should not be hoarded, adding his government is working to ensure their supply.

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He called for 'Janta curfew' on March 22 from 7 am-9 pm, saying no citizen, barring those in essential services, should get out of their house, and asserted that it will be a litmus test to show how much India is ready to take on the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic. This experience will serve the nation well, he added.

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First Published : 20 Mar 2020, 11:31:32 AM