Coronavirus outbreak: Sourav Ganguly urges citizens to stay indoors
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly highlighted the importance of social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a video posted on Twitter, Ganguly asserted that it is the duty of every responsible citizen to fight coronavirus by staying indoors. He also heaped praised on the government officials and police personnel for constantly working towards the cause.
Social distancing is the new form of unity, says Ganguly
"Stay Indoors and maintain immunity. Remember social distancing is the new unity and most importantly, fighting coronavirus is our national duty. Yes, these are difficult times all around the world and in various states of our country," Ganguly said in the video.
Ganguly hailed the government officials
Ganguly praised the ministers, who are leaving no stone unturned to help fight the deadly COVID-19. "The Prime Minister is trying, the Chief Ministers are trying, the health department is trying, the police have done an exceptional job," he said. He added, "But it is on us to maintain isolation and it's on us to stay safe, stay healthy and most importantly stay indoors."
India have been under a 21-day lockdown
The coronavirus outbreak has brought the world to standstill. The global count of positive cases has crossed the million-mark. Overall, the deadly virus has claimed over 54,000 lives so far. A nationwide lockdown was imposed on a number of nations including India, last month. The death toll in India has climbed to 72 with 2,567 positive cases as of now.
IPL has faced the wrath of coronavirus
The Indian Premier League is on the brink of getting called-off due to the pandemic. Earlier, the BCCI postponed the tournament from March 29 to April 15. However, the cricket board is reportedly planning to push the season to October-November. Although there have been talks regarding this move, the postponement of ICC T20 World Cup 2020 could only make it possible.