Celebrity couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have made a request to fellow Indians and that is to follow the 21-day national lockdown seriously in order to win the “battle” against coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown across the entire Indian territory for 21 days effective 24th March midnight, asserting that this is necessary for a decisive battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India reached 562 on Wednesday.
In a video message, Anushka and Virat shared that it will be a time-intensive battle when it comes to fighting coronavirus in the country and it will require “courage, and a lot of patience, responsibility from all of us Indians in the coming 21 days.”
“We have to follow some important guidelines for the next 21 days. Stay at home to prevent the virus from entering your home and affecting you and your loved ones. Follow the orders of lockdown seriously because this is an important step to prevent transmission,” the couple said.
Anushka-Virat made it clear that the pandemic won’t go away by participating in a march, shouting out aloud or making senseless noise.
“Don’t believe in superstitions, don’t believe in rumors because that won’t give India its victory over COVID-19,”
As per Virat if any one of us is “irresponsible” during the 21-day lockdown, then “we all, the whole of India, will have to pay a huge price.”
“The whole of India has to stay at home for the next 21 days to save the nation. Let’s all unite to save lives and save our country,”
Sometime back, Anushka had appealed to people to not abandon their pets amidst rising coronavirus concerns.
“It’s a humble request for all pet parents to not abandon their pets during these times of crisis. Please instead, take care of them and keep them safe with you. It’s inhuman to abandon them,” Anushka had posted on her Instagram.