Issue Govt Ads on Radio, TV on High Alert for Coronavirus

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A few days back, while on my way to the office, I received a news alert on my phone about an outbreak of a newly found virus that has resulted in the death of 100+ people in China. It left me baffled. I was already apprehensive of what is going to happen when, in a matter of days, I found out about 3 people in India who have been suspected of being affected by this virus.

As per news reports, these three suspected cases of the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been reported at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital in Delhi, where they have been kept in isolation for further treatment. Not only that, several people in India are under observation for possible exposure to the virus.

The people all over the world are worried due to the spread of this virus at an alarming rate. As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Coronavirus usually causes respiratory illness, showing symptoms of fever, cough, and breathing difficulties. The outbreak has caused grave concern as it can even lead to pneumonia, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), failure of kidney and even turn fatal. Recently, a Chinese official has confirmed that asymptomatic people, who do not show any symptom, can also infect others, making it all the more difficult to control it.

Since no individual is immune to its infection, it will enter India, and thus, its entry and spread into India must be prevented.I urge you to Sign my petition.

I would request the External Affairs Ministry and Health Ministry to:
1. Give Ads in national newspapers and on the radio on how to prevent the spreading of the virus.
2. Share regular updates on the efforts to contain the virus and number and location of confirmed cases which they use to issue travel advisories.

With viruses like these, there are chances of rumours and fake news doing the rounds. Thus, it is important to create awareness among people to prevent them from getting infected.

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Saleha Paatwala needs your help with “Viruses spread faster than #fakenews. So we need to act now & demand accurate information from the government immediately. @drharshvardhan @MoHFW_INDIA Urgently issue Govt Ads on Radio, TV on High Alert for #Coronavirus”. Join Saleha and 30,390 supporters today.