With the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases across India reaching 107, theatres, malls and other public places have shut businesses to contain public gatherings and megastar Amitabh Bachchan advised fans the same this Sunday. Cancelling his weekly public meet outside Jalsa, the Jhund star dissuaded them from gathering outside his house in the wake of the fast-spreading COVID-19 epidemic which has already taken two lives in India. Also Read - CRPF Moves Ailing Man to Chandigarh After Airlifting Him From Rajouri
Taking to his Twitter handle, Amitabh shared a monochromic picture of his with a message that read, “To all Ef and well wishers an earnest request !PLEASE DO NOT COME TO JALSA GATE TODAY .. SUNDAY MEET am not going to come ! Take PRECAUTIONS .. be safe (sic).” Also Read - Mamata Ropes in Abhijit Banerjee on COVID-19 Advisory Panel For West Bengal
The star had released a poetic public service announcement on Thursday in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Big B shared a video of himself reciting a short poem, which he wrote to raise awareness about the lethal disease. The caption of the one and a half minute-long clip read, “Concerned about the COVID 19.. just doodled some lines .. in verse .. please stay safe”.
While giving a splendid demonstration of his poetic skills, the 77-year old actor expressed to his fans that, people talk of all sorts of cures and remedies but how do we know whom should we listen to. Some suggest odd herbs and concoctions while others tell you to stay safe at home but the right thing to do is to not touch anyone without washing your hands.
States across India have banned public gatherings and ordered the closure of schools, colleges, public institutions and cinema halls till March 31, as a precautionary measure. After Wuhan, Italy and Iran have become two epicenters of the infection. As per the external affairs minister S Jaishankar, 234 Indians have been brought back to India from coronavirus-hit Iran.