With lockdown imposed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, vehicular pollution seems to have lessened and the air seems to be purer. Several celebrities while asserting that people stay inside their homes & socially distance themselves have also asked fans and followers to look at the 'bright and the positive' side of all of this. Recently, Kaahani actor Vidya Balan seems to have found a reason to smile despite the situation the country is facing at the moment.
Vidya Balan spreads positivity amid Coronavirus pandemic
Thanking Coronavirus for 'shaking the humanity' and showing them that they are dependent on something bigger than they think, Balan wrote, "Thank you for making us appreciate the luxury we lived in -- an abundance of products, freedom, health, and realising we were taking it for granted" Sharing a video on her Instagram, Vidya wrote: "There''s always something to be grateful for.". In the video that she shared on social media, it had clips of people at home, workplace and several other clips of people busy in their daily life. The message showcased how we as humans are dependent on much greater things around the world.
Meanwhile, India recorded its 11th death at the hands of the deadly virus after a COVID-19 patient in Tamil Nadu died early Wednesday morning. The number of infected cases surged to 536, while 39 cases are reported to have been recovered and discharged. Taking stock of the severity of the situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown across the country starting from the midnight of March 25.
All offices of the government, barring for those providing essential services, will remain shut. They will function with the minimum number of employees. Hospitals and all medical establishments will be open and transportation to those working in essential services will be permitted.
All commercial establishments and private organisations are to remain closed. The exemptions include print and electronic media, shops selling essential items, e-delivery of food, medical equipment, banks, petrol pumps, etc. The suspension of transport and hospitality services shall continue.
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