The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has yesterday advised all private satellite TV channels to relay the video by Amitabh Bachchan on COVID-19 in the public interest.
Amitabh Bachchan has recorded a television commercial about the basic dos and don’ts of COVID-19. The Ministry has asked TV channels to relay the said commercial on their channels. Many broadcasters have already rolled out campaigns spreading awareness about COVID-19.
The Novel Coronavirus disease has spread to over 114 countries causing close to 118000 cases and more than 4294 death worldwide. World Health Organisation on 30th January declared the outbreak as public health coverage.
India has reported over 200 cases of coronavirus and taken several necessary steps to prevent further importation of such cases and local transmission of this disease in the country.