With the rising cases of Coronavirus across the globe, Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta shared a video of herself on social media, urging people to take the necessary precautions to stop spreading the pandemic.
“Please stay inside your house and wash your hands repeatedly. Secondly, don’t go outside because it is very infectious and it will affect a lot in the next 2 weeks when we will get to know about the cases that have come to India and the ones that have been detected,” Zinta was quoted saying in the video.
“It is important that you stay at home, do not spread the virus, because our healthcare system will get overwhelmed with this. There are ventilators, emergency rooms in hospitals, they are for trauma patients, for long-term patients that have disease and issues.
“Don’t spread the virus, spread love, stay at home,” the Bollywood actress added.
A lot has changed around us the past couple of days. Life on our planet has literally come to a STOP as “Coronavirus” spreads rapidly across the globe. Prevent the spread of this virus & protect yourself, family & your country. #CoronavirusOutbreak #COVID2019 #staysafe #ting pic.twitter.com/xK5ulotIAS
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) March 17, 2020
The virus outbreak has led to either cancellation or postponement of all sports events across the world.
India’s series against South Africa was called off as was Australia’s ODI rubber against New Zealand. Both series were to be held without spectators before being scrapped.
England’s tour of Sri Lanka was also cut short before the beginning of the two-match Test series while the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was due to start on March 29, has been suspended till April 15.