Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (March 7) asked people to stay away from rumours regarding coronavirus and emphasised on the need to follow the advice of doctors in this regard.
He also asked people to avoid handshakes and start greeting others with namaste once again.
Modi was interacting with owners of Jan Aushadhi Kendras and beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna (PMBJP) through video conference.
“I appeal to my fellow countrymen to stay away from rumours regarding coronavirus,” Modi said.
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We need to follow the advice of doctors in this regard, he said. People should avoid handshakes and start greeting others with namaste once again, the Prime Minister added.
Talking about the impact of the PMBJP initiative, he said every month, over one crore families are getting benefits of cheap medicines from these Jan Aushadhi Kendras.
Over 6,000 Jan Aushadhi Kendras across the country have helped people save between ₹2,000-2,500 crore, he added.
In India, over 31 cases have been found positive for the deadly disease in the country. The virus has so far killed more than 3,200 people globally.