Mumbai: India’s captain Virat Kohli on Friday made a heartfelt appeal to the citizens of the country, asking them to follow the social distinction as a precaution against the coronavirus epidemic.
He also said that in the last few days, he has seen some people still taking to the streets, adding that if people still continue to venture, they are not honest with the country.
In a short video clip on twitter making the public appeal and captioned the post as: “Please wake up to the reality and seriousness of the situation and take responsibility. The nation needs our support and honesty”
“Today, I’m talking to you as a citizen of the country. Everything I’ve seen in the last few days, I’ve seen people not following the lockdown, it makes me think that some people against COVID Taking the fight – 19 very lightly. I request you all to please follow social distancing, whatever the government is asking you to do, please follow it,” Kohli said in the video released on Twitter.
“Think about what could happen to your family members because of your carelessness. Our medical experts are fighting this battle day-to-day. If you are still going out to the streets, then I don’t think you are being honest to your country,” he added.
Please wake up to the reality and seriousness of the situation and take responsibility. The nation needs our support and honesty. pic.twitter.com/ZvOb0qgwIV
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 27, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday decided to implement the 21-day lockdown in the country as a precaution against the coronary virus.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases has increased by 724 (including 640 active cases, 66 cured or discharged people) and 17 deaths in India.