Derek O’Brien tweeted a video of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the present day
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was seen drawing chalk circles close to a roadside fruit vendor in Kolkata in the present day, as a part of her authorities’s efforts to teach folks on the necessity for social distancing through the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
In a video shared on-line by Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien, the Chief Minister, wearing her trademark white saree and holding a handkerchief to her face, may be seen pacing and drawing circles exterior equally masked fruit sellers as a crowd of individuals watch.
“No phrases…, Derek O’Brien, who has been essential of the centre persevering with to carry crowded parliament periods regardless of political leaders’ calling for folks to apply social distancing through the coronavirus pandemic, wrote in his tweet.
No phrases… pic.twitter.com/zqejgnntvk
— Citizen Derek | নাগরিক ডেরেক (@derekobrienmp) March 26, 2020
Bengal has seen 9 circumstances of COVID-19 an infection and one demise has been linked to the virus, as per information from the Union Well being Ministry. Throughout India over 600 circumstances have been reported and at the least 13 folks have died; this morning two additional deaths were reported from Kashmir and Maharashtra.
Implementing social distancing, a measured urged by quite a few politicians, together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Ms Banerjee too, is seen by consultants as a essential step in stopping the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
The virus is transmitted by way of droplets from the cough or sneeze of an contaminated individual.
Ms Banerjee’s efforts at spreading the message of social distancing comes a day after related photographs emerged from across the nation, with grocery shops and milk stores marking empty roads outside with numbered squares or circles drawn in white paint or chalk.
Every is positioned a couple of ft from the opposite and in pictures from Puducherry, shared by Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, people may be seen fastidiously standing inside marked areas and patiently ready their flip to purchase milk.
Circles drawn exterior grocery retailer in Gujarat to assist social distancing throughout coronavirus lockdown
Movies have been additionally shared on-line of comparable queues exterior a retailer in Gujarat’s Mundra district, the place folks line up in numbered squares beneath the watchful eye of a police officer.
India is within the second day of a 21 day “total lockdown” ordered by the Prime Minister to halt the unfold of the COVID-19 virus.
Beneath the lockdown, and curfew that has been imposed in some states, folks have been prohibited from leaving their houses, besides in an emergency.
Centre and state governments have assured people that important provides – meals, water and medicines – won’t be affected at the moment, however confusion over what shops and providers may be allowed to perform has spooked rounds of panic shopping for and hoarding throughout the nation.
On Wednesday Ms Banerjee warned Bengal authorities officers of motion in the event that they tried to cease vegetable distributors and personnel engaged in residence supply of necessities through the lockdown.
The Chief Minister has additionally taken a cue from her Odisha counterpart’s pocket book to ask for support to migrant Bengali staff stranded in different states; Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier written to different chief ministers with this request and promised support to these caught in his state.
With enter from PTI