New Delhi:Team India skipper Virat Kohli and his actor wife Anushka Sharma on Friday urged the people to stay indoors and follow all the guidelines issued by the authorities, to combat the dreaded Novel Coronavirus.
Anushka shared a video on her social media handles with the caption, "Stay home. Stay safe. Stay healthy."Re-tweeting his wife's message, Kohli wrote, "The need of the hour is to absolutely respect and follow the government's directive. Stay home. Stay safe. Stay healthy."
"We know we all going through a very difficult time. And the only way to stop this coronavirus is by acting together," said the couple in the video. "We are staying at our home for our safety and for everyone else's as well. And you should do it to prevent the spread of the virus. Let's make it safe for us and everyone else by self isolation," they added.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also appealed to citizens to follow the 'Janta curfew' on March 22, from 0700 hrs to 2100 hrs, saying no citizen, barring those in essential services, should get out of house.
A number of sports personalities have come forward in spreading the message to combat the pandemic. The number of global deaths due to COVID-19 has crossed 10,000. Most deaths have been reported from Italy, where more than 3,400 people have died, followed by China with 3,132 fatalities. At least 2,44,500 people are infected by the virus.In India, the number of cases crossed 200 on Friday, while the pandemic has claimed five lives in the country, so far.
Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. pic.twitter.com/UNMi2xQbbz— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) March 20, 2020