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Watch: Akshay Kumar urges everyone to practice social distancing; says winner will be the one who stays put

With the increasing number of positive cases of a novel coronavirus in India, the state government has been requesting people to not step out of the house unless necessary. Maharashtra is one of the worst-hit states of the country with 52 positive cases and one death due to the virus. The Maharashtra government had earlier announced that they have put a stamp of home self-quarantine on the hands of people who have had a travel history to affected countries or might have come in contact with the affected. However, despite their efforts, people with the stamp have been spotted in public places.

Watch: Akshay Kumar urges everyone to practice social distancing; says winner will be the one who stays put

Talking about the same, actor Akshay Kumar took to his social media handle to share a video where he is urging everyone to stay home and practice social distancing amidst Coronavirus outbreak. Sharing the two-and-a-half-minute long video, he wrote, “For the first time in life, the winner will be the one who will stay put! This is a race, one which will save us...Say yes to #SocialDistancing please #BreakCorona #TogetherAtHome”


Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the citizens on Thursday, March 19, as Coronavirus cases in India increased. Modi announced that there will be a curfew on Sunday, March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm to take tough measures against what he called a growing crisis. Akshay Kumar was one among the several celebrities who welcomed this initiative by the government. Tweeting about the same, he wrote, “An excellent initiative by PM @narendramodi ji...this Sunday, March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm let’s all join in the #JantaCurfew and show the world we are together in this. #SocialDistancing”

Also Read: Bollywood supports PM Narendra Modi’s order of one-day nationwide curfew to combat coronavirus

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