A popular face in the Indian entertainment industry, singer-actor Shweta Pandit is currently residing in Italy. As the COVID-19 outbreak took over India, she encourages her fans constantly to practice self-isolation. She has been doing her best to make people aware of the severity of the situation through her social media handles.
Some wind, some waves, some sky, some sun .. prayers for the good days to be back soon in Italia 🇮🇹 #prayforitaly #coronavirusitalianews #lakecomo #lockdownitaly #healtheworld 🌎 pic.twitter.com/LHtEBHD23G
— Shweta Pandit (@ShwetaPandit7) March 23, 2020
In a video on Instagram, Shweta started by saying, “Apne suna hoga coronavirus ne pure vishwa me hungama macha ke rakha hai. Itna ki aaj Pure Bharat me lockdown bhi announce ho gaya hai. Ek cheez jo mai aapko batana chahungi, jo meri aankho dekhi hai. Wo ye ki coronavirus ne sabse jada tabaahi jaha machai hai, mai usi desh mein hu, Italy mein. Dosto mai khud pichle ek maheene se ghar se bahar nahi nikli”
(By now you must be aware o coronavirus that has created a worldwide ruckus. Recently India too announced its lockdown as the only need of the hour. Right now I am in Italy and it is affected the most by the pandemic. I have been boxed in my house for quite a month now).
She added, “Kyuki jab humein pata chala ki ek aisi bimari jiska hume pata bhi nahi ki ye kab hua aur kisase milne se hua. Aur ye ek sadharan sa sardi zukam hai ya kuch aur hai. Jab tak admi doctor ke paas jata hai, fir aspatal jata hai uske baad usse pata chalta hai usse ICU ki jarurat hai,usse oxygen ki jarurat hai aur kuch hi din baad uski mrity bhi ho jati hai. Ye itna khatarnak hai dosto. Ye koi mazaak ki baat nahi hai. Kopi picnic manane aur chhutti ki baat nahi hai. Bahut dukh ke saath mai ye keh rahi hu kyuki yaha italy e maine dekha hai. Apne bhi news me dekha hoga, hazaar do hazaar nahi, 8000 jaanein gayin hai.”
(This is a weird disease and it is difficult to diagnose it at the initial stage because it shows similar symptoms like a common cold or flu. By the time you get stronger symptoms, and you arrive at the hospitals for the doctor’s help, it’s too late and you start having breathing complications. The situation is serious. You might have heard that almost 8000 people have lost lives to coronavirus)
“Mai roz subah uthti hu, to mujhe sirf ambulance ki awaz ati hai. Ye mai sach keh rahi hu apko. Aur bahut dukh ke saath keh rahi hu.Logo ne, Bharat se kai phone kiye , khairiyat puchi uske liye mai aap sabki shukraguzaar hu. Apki duaaon se apne ghar ke andar hu, surakshit hu”
(Every morning, I wake up to the sirens of ambulances. This is the worst possible truth that I can share with you. It is very kind of all the people who have been making that effort to call me and share their concerns for my well being), she extended her gratitude.
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Updating the situation from Florence, Italy, live on @CBNNews. Been in isolation since early march, the news here has only been scary but we wont give up and we will bring it under control 💪🏼🇮🇹❤️😷 #CoronaVirusChallenge #ItalyCoronavirus #COVID19 #shwetapandit #CoronaVirusUpdate #italylockdown
She shared gory details of how she chose to stay in Italy, instead of returning back to her family in India. “Lekin ye dheere dheere duniya ko pakad raha hai, duniya ko. America, London, kai aise deshon me pahunch chuka hai aur ab Bharat me bhi dheere dheere ghar karna chahta hai. Bharat lucky hai ki ye kaafi der se pahuncha. Mujhe kai logo ne pucha hai ki Italy me kaise pahuncha ya kaise itna faila. Sach mayne me hume bhi nahi pata. Jab tak hum samajhne ki koshish karte tab tak ye kaafi fail chuka tha.Mai nahi chahti aisa bharat me ho. Mai khud Holi ke din apne ghar wapas ane wali thi. Mere parivar ke paas, mere mata pita, mere bhai behen, sab wahi hain. Mai yaha akeli hu yaad bahut ati hai unki. Mai chahti thi mai flight pakad ke apne family ke paas chali jaun. Lekin maine nahi kiya kyuki mai nahi chahti ki ye virus mujhme aaye aur galti se bhi mere se aur logo tak pahunche. Ye decision maine khud liya, ye mujhe kisi government official ne nahi samjhaya. Ya koi mujhe letter likh kr nahi diya ki apko aisa karna hai.Kyuki mai apni suraksha chahti thi, aur saath me dusro ki bhi.Mai nahi chahti thi mai aise kisi admi se milu jisko ye hai, kyuki aapko pata nahi chalta aur jab pata chalta hai tab tak bahut der ho chuki hoti hai”
(The virus has already spread its wings across major countries like America, London and now has also reached India. It is good that it reached India pretty late. People keep asking how it reached Italy. Even I did not have any clue. By the time we got thee answer, it had spread all over already. I really wanted to be at home and celebrate Holi. But I chose to stay here. It is difficult to understand how the virus might get transmitted or who is carrying the virus. So I thought it is better to stay away from my family and keep them safe. No government official told me too and it was completely my decision)
“Mai chahti hu aap sab ladein, ise pachadiye. Ghar par rahiye, haath dhoiye. Parivar walo se bhi door se baat karein. Dosto se to video call pe baat karein, Music suniye, kuch padhiye , aaram kijiye. Safe rahiye. Jai Hind,” she signed off.
(I want you all to fight the virus and make it destroy it. Stay at home and wash your hands. Maintain distance even while talking to your family. Video call your friends, listen to music, read a book, rest up. Be safe. Jai Hind).
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