Mumbai: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced 21 days lockdown in the country, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen appealed to Indian citizens to stay home during the lockdown period following the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Namaste India! I have heard that your situation is like ours, PM Modi has announced a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days. I request you to follow this instruction. We will fight coronavirus together and come out to this situation. Please stay at your home and stay safe, ” he tweeted in Hindi.
At the end of the message, Pietersen gave credit to his “Hindi teacher” Shreevats Goswami, who is an Indian domestic cricketer.
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) March 24, 2020
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India rose to 562.
It includes 512 active cases, while 40 infected people have already recovered or been discharged.