'Social distancing doesn't seem to have caught the attention' - Ravichandran Ashwin urges Chennai people to take Coronavirus pandemic seriously
Barring the Pakistan Super League, all the domestic and international fixtures in the game have been called off.
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Remaining indoors is perhaps the biggest precaution one can take in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The likes of China, South Korea and Italy have shown that people would have to be locked down if they don’t take proper steps. The pandemic is spreading like a wildfire and is affecting the entire world right now. No one knows when will things improve and one can now only pray and hope that things brighten up soon.
And amidst all these, India spin star Ravichandran Ashwin criticised the people of Chennai for not understanding the concept of social distancing. While people across the globe are trying to stay indoors for the maximum amount of time, Ashwin on Sunday said that this is not the case in Chennai. The off-spinner took to Twitter to share his experience.
The off-spinner said that maybe people of Chennai believe that the threat of Coronavirus will subside with the onset of summers or they are just not taking the issue seriously.
“Let me rephrase it, social distancing doesn’t seem to have caught the attention of the people in Chennai yet. The only reason could be their belief in the summer to curtail it or just faith that nothing will happen. #Coronaindia,” Ashwin tweeted.
Let me rephrase it, social distancing doesn’t seem to have caught the attention of the people in Chennai yet. The only reason could be their belief in the summer to curtail it or just faith that nothing will happen. #Coronaindia
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) March 15, 2020
IPL 2020 has also been suspended till April 15
Meanwhile, the positive cases of coronavirus is slowly on the rise in India. The Indian government is being lauded for the way it has handled the situation but there are still more than 100 cases in the country right now. As of Sunday evening according to official estimates put out by the union health ministry total number of confirmed cases in India stood at 107.
Further, according to Kerala health minister, two more people have tested positive for COVID19 in Kerala on Sunday evening, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 21. So far, two patients have died, one from Delhi and the other from Karnataka.
Ravichandran Ashwin and almost all the cricketers around the world do not much to do at the moment. Barring the Pakistan Super League, all the domestic and international fixtures in the game have been called off in the wake of the pandemic. The upcoming IPL has been suspended till April 15. Ashwin would be plying his trade for Delhi Capitals in the upcoming season.