Amis the coronavirus-enforced 21-day lockdown in India, teen shooting sensation and Commonwealth champion Manu Bhaker on Friday backed the doctors, nurses, police and urged for their safety as they fight the coronavirus risking their lives. Also Read - Uttarakhand Lockdown News: After Kashipur, 48-Hour Total Shutdown in Rudrapur Corporation, Nearby Areas

Bhaker was among the 40-odd top athletes the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met to discuss the current situation, where the PM urged them to keep the more of the citizens high by inspiring them. Also Read - Closing of Schools is Impacting Your Child's Mental Health, Here is What You Need to do

“Please give Assurance of respect Dignity and safety to the Front line workers. Dr. nurses, police and other workers who put their life at risk for our safety,” the 18-year old pistol shooter said in a tweet. Also Read - Coronavirus: These States Have Recovery Rate Higher Than National Average | Check List Here

Indian football icon Bhaichung Bhutia also urged PM Modi to look into getting COVID-19 testing machines to North East and North Bengal on an urgent basis, also requesting him to take strict action against the attackers who struck the doctors in Indore.

“I think PM should take strict action against people manhandling and creating violence against doctors and nurses. They are the front runners to really cure this,” Bhutia told IANS earlier in the day.

A health department team on a visit to locate persons reportedly infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Indore”s Tat Patti Bakhal area was pelted with stones on Thursday. The health team consisted of five persons including three doctors.

In a strongly-worded tweet that appeared to be aimed at the stone pelters ina few pockets of Indore, targeting medical staff, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan had taken a tough position, issuing a stern warning.

(With IANS inputs)