‘No better time to show your humanity’ – Yuvraj urges fellow citizens to join fight against COVID-19

The number of daily cases in India has risen rapidly in the last few days.

Yuvraj Singh | TwitterSince starting in China late last year, the Coronavirus pandemic has infected over 6,000,000 people and killed more than 366,000 across the globe, bringing several countries to a virtual standstill.

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In India, around 1,73,000 confirmed cases have been reported thus far while 4970 people have lost their lives despite the strict nationwide lockdown since March 24.

In the last few days, the number of daily cases in India has risen rapidly from 5000 per day to more than 7000 in the last 24 hours.

Deeply concerned by the state of affairs, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Friday (May 29) posted a tweet, asking people to stay safe and follow social distancing norms.

"India has reported 7000+ new #Covid19 cases in the last 24 hrs. I request everyone to pls stay safe & maintain social distancing. Let’s do whatever we can to support the lesser privileged. No better time than now to show our humanity," Yuvraj tweeted.

India’s fourth phase of shutdown is due to end on May 31, and the talks of a further lockdown extension have already begun with reports suggesting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce it on his radio address Mann Ki Baat on Sunday.

It has been over two months since any form of domestic or international cricket was last played and Yuvraj feels cricket should resume only when the world becomes COVID-19 free as players' health and safety should be paramount for the authorities.

"My personal opinion is that first we need to defend our countries, the world from coronavirus," Yuvraj recently said at 'The Doosra' podcast on BBC.

"It needs to be completely eradicated or come down 90-95 percent because if it keeps on increasing the players will be afraid to come out to the path, go to the field, go to the dressing rooms or changing rooms," he added.



By Salman Anjum - 30 May, 2020

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