Today West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was seen drawing chalk circles near a roadside fruit seller in Kolkata. The West Bengal government has increased its effort to educate the public about social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien shared a video online where the Chief Minister is seen in her trademark white saree and sandal drawing circles herself on the street showing people how much distance they should maintain. She was seen holding a handkerchief to her face.
The state has observed nine positive cases of coronavirus and one death has been linked to the virus, as per data from the Union Health Ministry. All over the country 600 cases have been reported and at least 13 people have died.
Several important leaders of India including PM Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Ms Banerjeee has stressed the importance of social distancing to stop the virus from spreading. The virus is easily transmitted through the cough or sneeze of an infected person.
Ms Benrjee’s efforts are coming after several gathering cases were reported before grocery shops. Today is the second day of a 21 day “total lockdown” to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
All the essential supplies like food, water and medicines will be provided to keep the lifestyle normal. On Wednesday Ms Banerjee ordered the Bengal government officials not to stop vegetable vendors and personnel engaged in home delivery of essentials during the lockdown.