Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi on Thursday vented his anger on someone from China’s Wuhan who might have consumed a bat to contract the deadly coronavirus and then pass it to others following which the outbreak of the disease claimed a number of human lives globally.

In a tweet, Hashmi stated, “And all this because some person thousands of miles away wanted to have a freakish culinary experience like eating a BAT.”

Hashmi had earlier slammed people who ventured out on the streets to play drums at 5 pm on Sunday, a day which was imposed as ‘Janata Curfew’ by the Central Government.

With the current outbreak hope everyone is safe and tucked away in their homes. Please travel or venture out only if you really need to. How we discipline ourselves will dictate how well we can control this pandemic. There will be enough time to dance on the streets. Take care,” he tweeted.

The total number of coronavirus cases in India increased to 724 on Friday.

Out of the total patients, 677 are Indians and 47 are foreign nationals.

The death toll due to coronavirus in the country increased to 17 on Friday.

Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan held a meeting to review actions and preparedness for COVID-19 management through video conferencing with Health Ministers, chief secretaries of states and union territories and other related officers of the Health Department on Friday.

Addressing the participants Harsh Vardhan stressed on the importance of social distancing for effective containment of the disease.

He asked all the states to be more vigilant and implement all possible containment strategies to break the chain of the transmission of the disease in India.

He urged the states/UTs for ensuring strict implementation of the Lockdown and ensure the availability of essential services and commodities and  also stressed on the importance of setting up dedicated hospitals for COVID-19 in the states.


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