Actor-politician Rajinikanth’s put up on Saturday backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name for ”Janata Curfew” has been taken down by Twitter, reportedly on complaints of misinformation.
The 69-year-old actor had tweeted that the virus was at its second stage in India and had appealed to folks to remain indoors to cease the nation transferring to the third stage, through which the virus spreads by means of group transmission.
The chain of transmission might be damaged by the 14-hour social distancing, he had mentioned.
“To prevent community transmission, the virus needs to be curbed totally for 12 to 14 hours,” Rajinikanth had mentioned in a video message.
“With the Prime Minister calling for Janata Curfew on March 22nd, India prepares to avoid crucial Stage 3 community transmission of coronavirus in the country. Italy tried implementing a similar nationwide curfew to prevent Stage 3, but to the lack of support from the citizens, the efforts failed, resulting in the death of thousands of people to the pandemic,” he mentioned.
“We don’t want such a crisis in India and I urge everyone to rise to the occasion and participate in the Janata Curfew by strictly staying indoors and practising social-distancing. In these crucial times, let us also remember and thank the selfless service of all the doctors, nurses and medical workers by participating in the nationwide appreciation and prayers at 5 pm tomorrow.”
Many criticised the put up and questioned how staying at residence for 14 hours may forestall the pandemic from getting into Stage three in India.
A message on his timeline now says: “This Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules. Learn more.”
However Rajinikanth’s YouTube hyperlink for the video remains to be accessible.
Actor-politician Kamal Haasan additionally posted a video encouraging folks to observe ”social distancing” to forestall the unfold of virus and appealed to them not to participate in giant gatherings.
“By following that, you are preventing the virus from affecting you and your dear ones,” the Makkal Needhi Maiam president mentioned in a video message.
“Stay indoors and ensure you spend time with family and try to be responsible. Maintain social distance and stay safe,” he added.