Former World No. 1 doubles star Sania Mirza, of India, has raised awareness related to the coronavirus outbreak and asked people to do what is required when the symptoms appear. Mirza is one of the top Indian sportstars and is regarded as a public icon in India, due to which she has been asked to help raise awareness on the issue.
The Grand Slam winning champion Mirza commented, "As you know the coronavirus is spreading fast, it originated in China and as per the UN, it has spread around the world, we need to take precautions, there are a few symptoms like coughing and fever, if you feel you have the symptoms, you should immediately consult a doctor.
There is a helpline (104) and you can call on that. You should look to wash your hands regularly, if you have the symptoms, then keep yourself in isolation for 14 days." India's badminton superstar PV Sindhu has also raised awareness about the issue and said that people in the country should immediately call the helpline if they feel they are having the symptoms of coronavirus.
On Wednesday, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan spoke about more confirmed cases of coronavirus in India. Globally, deaths due to Covid-19 have crossed 3,000. The deadly virus, that originated in China late last year, continues to spread around the world and has infected more than 90,000 people.
Mirza is currently in Dubai for India's Fed Cup Asia Oceania ties. The matches were originally supposed to be held in China but due to the outbreak of the virus, the ties were moved to Dubai. The video below is in the Indian language of Hindi.
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