The government of India on Tuesday imposed a 30-day country-wide lockdown in a bid to fight the spread of Covid-19 and Virat Kohli urged the citizens to follow the guidelines strictly and not ‘act against the country’s well-being. The situation in India remains to be worrisome as the country witnesses a huge spike in the number of new coronavirus cases being reported on a daily basis.
Virat Kohli Urges People To Follow Social Distancing Norms Issued By Government
Virat Kohli said he has noticed people going around in groups and not adhering to the social distancing norms issued by the Indian government. The skipper, who said he is talking to the nation as a fellow citizen and pointed out that the country can be successful in its fight against Covid-19 only if people co-operate.
“Today I am speaking to you not as an India player, but as a citizen of the country. What I have seen in the last few days is people moving in groups, not abiding by curfew rules, not following lockdown guidelines. It shows that we are taking the fight very lightly. But this fight is not as easy as it looks or feels,” Virat Kohli said in a video.
“I wish to request everyone to please maintain social distancing and follow it. Also, we should follow the directives given by the government and just for once think how you would feel if due to your negligence someone in your family gets effected by the virus”. He said.
“Please follow the experts as they are working very hard. It will only be successful when we follow our duties rather than going out in groups and breaking rules. This for me is an act against the country’s well-being”. So now, I along with all of you wish to see things improve and please follow the directives of the government. Jai Hind!”, he concluded.
Watch the video:
VIRAT KOHLI @imVkohli TeamIndia Captain appeals to citizens to observe #covid protocol & #lockdown to fight the current wave. Wear mask, keep social distance & hand hygiene. Cooperate with #DelhiPolice & behave responsibly, he says, for victory over corona as #IndiaFightsBack pic.twitter.com/iyApPR3EOg
— #DilKiPolice Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) April 20, 2021
Kohli is currently leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in the hope to win a cup this year around. They’ve won all their three matches they played yet. Royal Challengers Bangalore faces Rajasthan Royals tonight in the 16th match of the tournament at Wankhede Stadium.