On Friday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, Sourav Ganguly urged the Indian people to stay indoors and maintain social distancing as India fights the ever-growing threat of the coronavirus pandemic. Ganguly praised the government officials, health department and police personnel for doing an exceptional job against the deadly coronavirus.
Posting a video on Twitter, Sourav was heard staying, “Stay Indoors and maintain immunity. Remember social distancing is the new unity and most importantly, fighting coronavirus is our national duty. Yes, these are difficult times all around the world, in India and in various states of our country and it’s important that we stand up.”
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Dada further added, “The Prime Minister is trying, the Chief Ministers are trying, the health department is trying, the police have done an exceptional job. But it is on us to maintain isolation, it is on us to respect their orders and it’s on us to stay safe, stay healthy and most importantly stay indoors.”
The former India captain also mentioned that if the citizens started acting responsibly, the entire nation will be able to fight the deadly virus.
Ganguly said, “Remember if we are together, we are responsible, we will fight this coronavirus.”
Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus positive patients in India went past 2500 with 70 people losing their lives on Thursday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
The entire world is slowly moving towards a lockdown due to the scare of the ever-escalating situation concerning the World Health Organisation-recognized pandemic that is the Coronavirus. Everything- schools, colleges, airports, railway stations, gyms, sporting events, movies, offices- have been put under lockdown as the world continues to self-isolate in order to control the pandemic.