Narendra Modi on Tuesday endorsed The Times of India’s #MaskIndia campaign that encourages all Indians to wear simple, homemade masks to stall the spread of coronavirus.
“Always better to take that extra precaution. Will help you and those around you. I commend the
@timesofindia group for this very innovative movement. #IndiaFightsCorona,” the PM tweeted as he tagged a tweet from the Times Group MD Vineet Jain urging people to participate in the campaign.
Always better to take that extra precaution. Will help you and those around you.I commend the @timesofindia group… https://t.co/j7ds0uVXC1
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1586244440000
The TOI campaign was launched in lines with the ministry of health’s advisory asking people to cover their nose and mouth with a “handmade reusable face cover” whenever they step out of their homes. The US-based Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, too, changed its guidelines recently asking people to cover their faces.
It’s time to mask up and stay safe: Join TOI’s #MaskIndia campaign
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A person can easily make a face mask at home, all one needs is a t-shirt or a dupatta. Though a face covering doesn’t guarantee 100 per cent protection against the virus, it does play a crucial role in stalling the spread of the virus.
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Governments around the world have warned people against using surgical masks as they are to be used by the frontline medical staff and could lead to depletion of their stocks.
PM Modi backs Times Group campaign against Covid-19