If you can read this ‘Go Home’

If you can read this ‘Go Home’

The Voice of Chandigarh

By H.C. Gera (Special Correspondent)

India is in a moment of crisis for COVID-19 on two accounts. One is that the daily statistics about the coronavirus cases and the death toll are increasing exponentially and secondly the huge impact on the Indian economy due to lockdown. However, the actual position would be seen after the lockdown period is over. But like other countries across the globe, we too have to bear the brunt. Still, we have the time to save ourselves and protect further damage in terms of reducing the cases and lessening the impact on the economy.

The best part is to maintain Social Distance. World Health Organization (WHO) has urged individuals to stay at least 3 feet apart for effective social distancing. Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

For that matter how much is necessary to go out of home? Can we practice ‘STAY HOME’ during the lockdown period?  It may be recalled that after the ‘Janata Curfew’ on 22nd March, people were seen out of their homes and on roads to celebrate a kind of big victory. Since March 24 India is under Nationwide Lockdown baring state of Punjab & Union Territory of Chandigarh where the ‘curfew’ has been imposed.

The Prime Minister Modi in his video message to Nation said that “ on we must awaken the superpower of 130 crores Indian by lighting lamps and candles. The Prime Minister also cautioned that no one must assemble or gather anywhere. He asked people not to go out of homes or on roads and reiterated not to cross ‘Lakshman Rekha.’ The message is clear & bold and conveys the complete sense of social distancing. We must, therefore, show solidarity towards this ethic and follow the social distances rigidly for the remaining days of lockdown.

Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The simple measures of social distances are:-

Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough.

Avoid non-essential use of public transport when possible

Work from home, where possible

Avoid large and small gatherings in public places

Avoid gatherings with friends, congregations with friends and family for all kinds of religious and social functions

Use remote technology such as phone, internet and other social media.

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