New Delhi: An Indian doctor based in Germany has taken to social media in order to send across an appeal to Indians, requesting them to follow all medical guidelines and official instructions in order to beat the coronavirus epidemic.
The doctor, Vikram Goswami, opined that an initial tendency of not taking the COVID-19 virus seriously has enabled the epidemic to ravage a huge population across Europe, specially in Italy.
“I request my country back in India to listen to the government and stay at home as much as possible. We have the example of Europe before us. We must take lessons from that and not repeat he same mistakes,” Goswami said in a video message on his Facebook account.
The doctor also gave out advice regarding how to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus by maintaining personal hygiene.
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Meanwhile, an Indian, currently under self-quarantine in Italy has also sent out a similar.
“I have been confined to my room for the last 11 days. I order food from the restaurant below and stay here,” he said.
“Italy is totally powerless before this epidemic. My countrymen, please listen to the government and don’t spread rumours,” he added.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus death toll in India has reached 8, as a 57-year-old patient succumbs at a city private hospital on Monday making him the first novel Coronavirus death reported in West Bengal, an official said.
The total number of positive coronavirus cases in India has reached 415 on Monday, including foreign nationals, the Union Health Ministry said.
The 57-year-old man was on ventilator support at the ICCU of the AAMRI Hospital, Salt Lake, and died following a cardiac arrest on Monday afternoon.
The resident of Dum Dum in Kolkata’s northern suburb was detected with the disease on Saturday evening after reports from two of the testing facilities — SSKM and NICED — returned positive.
With agency inputs