Because the nation battles the continuing coronavirus pandemic, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin modified the identify of his Twitter deal with to “lets keep indoors India” in an try to unfold consciousness in regards to the significance of sustaining social distancing to counter the specter of the virus which has contaminated over 490 individuals in India. India maintained a 14-hour “janata curfew”, or self-imposed quarantine, on Sunday. Since then, virtually all of India has come underneath full lockdown, with states like Punjab imposing a curfew.


Ravichandran Ashwin modified the identify of his Twitter deal with.

“Taking in all info ( each genuine and a few seemingly panicky ones) . One factor appears sure ” The subsequent 2 weeks are going to be extraordinarily essential” . Each metropolis in India ought to actually really feel abandoned for the following 2 weeks, cos if this escalates it is going to be mayhem,” he tweeted on Monday.

“We have to bear in mind we’re a densely populated nation and a really giant a part of them haven’t got entry to info,” he wrote in a follow-up tweet.

On Sunday, Ashwin praised the “janata curfew” and mentioned he hoped that the social distancing would proceed for longer.

“Unbelievable begin to the #JantaCurfew , pin drop silence as they used to say at school. Hope that is prolonged past today and social distancing could be adhered to Within the days to come back,” he had tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is about to make an handle to the nation on the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday at eight pm.

Trains, metros and inter-state buses have been stopped and airways will cease flying from Wednesday.

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9 individuals in India have died to this point because of the novel coronavirus.