Covid-19: With gyms closed, people gather on streets to build immunity

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People have resorted to social distancing as a precautionary measure.


Published: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 8:13 AM

Last updated: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 10:19 AM

The novel Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the shutdown of schools, gyms, offices, movie theatres and several public places across India. People have resorted to social distancing as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
Recently, a group of people from Nagpur city took to the streets to work out after all the gyms in the state were shut due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
A few women were spotted exercising with dumbbells as men performed pushups.
One of the participants, a local named Hardeep Bhatia told ANI, "We are building our immunity system by exercising"

According to the Maharashtra State Health Ministry, the total number of cases has scaled to 47, after two women tested positive in Mumbai.
The novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 195 on Friday after 22 fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country, according to the Health Ministry data.
The cases include 32 foreign nationals including 17 from Italy, 3 from the Philippines, two from the UK, one each belonging to Canada, Indonesia and Singapore.

The figure also includes four deaths reported from Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra so far.

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