Superstar Salman Khan appealed to his fans to take the risk of coronavirus seriously and follow the government’s call for observing social distancing.
In a video posted on Instagram, the 54-year-old actor started by lauding all those who are fighting the battle against COVID-19.
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) March 21, 2020
He urged people to follow the government advisories, saying people are mistaken if they think they cannot contract coronavirus.
“I want to appeal to everyone that the government is asking something, so please take it seriously and don’t spread rumours. It is a problem with everyone for a long time that they believe it will not happen to them. Anyone can get infected with the coronavirus, be it in bus, train or in market place. So why do you want to take that risk,” Salman said.
He asked people to not treat the lockdown as a public holiday and appealed to them to stay indoors.
“This is not a public holiday, it is a very serious matter. Stop doing all this and start wearing masks to protect yourself. Wash your hands regularly, keep yourself clean and maintain a distance from others.
“What is the problem in doing all this. If it saves countless lives, including your own, then why are you not doing it. Please do this as it is a matter of life and death. This is my request to all of you,” the superstar said.