New Delhi, March 22 : As India on Sunday observed 'Janata Curfew' following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal earlier this week, an awareness message through a cartoon drawn by an ITBP trooper regarding the initiative to contain the spread of COVID-19 received government's praise.
"Corona Harega, India Jitega" (corona will be defeated, India will win), the header of the cartoon drawn by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Sub-Inspector Ganesh Prasad Shreshtha was praised by the Home Ministry in a fight against the deadly disease which so far has killed over 10,000 people across the globe and infected over 300 in India so far.
The ITBP took to Twitter to post the cartoon on Saturday night which poses information about COVID-19 symptoms and precautions to avoid spread of the disease, that originated in Wuhan city in China in December last year and so far has affected over 100 countries, including the US, the UK, Iran, Italy and others.
Italy situation is the worst as maximum deaths have been reported there so far.
The cartoon depicts symptoms like dry cough, high fever, sore throat and shortness of breath.
On precautionary measures, it suggests to wash hands, avoid contacts to sick people, stay away from crowd, cover mouth while coughing or sneezing, and wear a face mask.
Following Prime Minister's call for a Janata Curfew on Sunday, about seven crore traders throughout the country and 40 crore of their employees are staying at home, Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said.
Meanwhile, popular market places in the national capital as well as other states saw deserted roads, with traders in markets keeping shutters of their shops down.