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Actor Amitabh Bachchan. (Photo: IANS)
Actor Amitabh Bachchan. (Photo: IANS)

Government ropes in Amitabh Bachchan to spread awareness about COVID-19

Bachchan, in a video posted by the health ministry, is seen telling people about the basics of fighting the deadly virus

NEW DELHI : Actor Amitabh Bachchan has been roped in by the government to spread awareness about the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. In a new video posted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bachchan is seen telling people about the basics of fighting the deadly virus. These, as is common knowledge, include steps such as washing hands regularly, covering the mouth while sneezing or coughing, avoiding large gatherings and not touching the nose or mouth unnecessarily.

“COVID-19 can be stopped. Together we can do it, all we need to do is to take some basic precautions: @SrBachchan. Watch video to know all the basic precautions that needs to be taken as #IndiaFightsCorona," the Press Information Bureau tweeted.

Bachchan, meanwhile has also personally been urging fans and people across the globe to stay safe and take precautions against corona. This Sunday, he cancelled his weekly ritual of meeting fans who gather outside his residence in Mumbai.

“Rarely has there been occasion when the humaneness of the human displayed uniformity, we may be different colour, caste, creed, religion, belief, language or territory, each of us in spontaneity has extended voluntarily that hand of hope, succour and suggestive help," the actor tweeted yesterday.

Bachchan has also served as the UNICEF goodwill ambassador for the polio eradication campaign in India in 2002 besides the face of the Gujarat tourism campaign.

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