COVID-19: Don't Defecate In Open, Practise Social Distancing, Wash Your Hands, Says Amitabh Bachchan

COVID-19: Don't Defecate In Open, Practise Social Distancing, Wash Your Hands, Says Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday threw light on the very fact that coronavirus can linger on to human excreta for several weeks and urged the people to use their washrooms.

Bachchan has joined hands with the govt of India for the general public service announcement, which he shared on his Twitter.

In the video, Bachchan is seen quoting a Chinese study which says that coronavirus can stay within the human excreta for extended periods and asked the people to use washrooms to stop the spread of the virus.

"Do you recognize that recently Chinese scientists have found that coronavirus can stay alive within the human excreta for several weeks. albeit the patient recovers, even then the virus could stay within the excreta for an extended time," said Bachchan.

"If a fly sits on the excreta or if that fly sits on fruits, vegetables or fruit, then this disease can spread further," he added.

The 77-year-old actor then asked the people to fight against coronavirus within the same way during which they fought with open defecation and polio.

"I request you, people, with folded hands that you simply support the state in fighting against coronavirus by doing these three things," the 'Amar Akbar Anthony' actor said.

"Firstly use your toilet and don't defecate within the open, secondly practice social distancing and third wash your hands multiple times for a minimum of 20 seconds," he added.

Bachchan has been related to many public service announcements by the govt of India and is spreading awareness about the highly contagious virus, which has affected a minimum of 606 people thus far .