The 77 years old, Indian Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan had criticized for his tweet. He tweeted that the “houseflies carries coronavirus“. He mentioned that the corona infected person’s excreta carry the virus for more than a week. So he asked everyone to lock their toilets properly to avoid flies to carry the Coronavirus from their stool samples. This information about him made some people criticize him.
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@amitabhbachchan ❤ A study in the @TheLancet shows that coronavirus lingers on human excreta much longer than in respiratory samples. Come on India, we are going to fight this! Use your toilet: हर कोई, हर रोज़, हमेशा । Darwaza Band toh Beemari Band! @swachhbharat @narendramodi @pmoindia @bachchan @shwetabachchan #50yrsofBigB #BigB #amitabhbachchan ❤ #ABEFTeam #bachchan #amitabh #bollywood ❤ #jayabachchan #abhishekbachchan #aishwaryaraibachchan #aishwaryarai #photography #navyananda #shwetabachchan #BRAHMASTRA #ThugsOfHindostan #shahrukhkhan #JHUND #katrinakaif #COVID19 #آمیتاب_باچان #بالیوود #بازیگر #خواننده #نویسنده #کارگردان #کاتریناکیف #کرونا
It has been known that this is the second time he gave a false message to people. This also triggered panic in some people. Mr. Bachchan also tagged the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and our prime minister re-tweeted to his tweet.
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The first time is when he shared a theory that is about “clapping together on March 22 at 5 pm“. According to him, this action would make such a vibration in the atmosphere that coronavirus would be destroyed. Actually the main reason for clapping hands-on march 22 at 5 pm is to show our gratitude towards the medical workers. Those who have been working non-stop to provide support and cure to patients.
NO ! The vibration generated by clapping together will NOT destroy #Coronavirus infection#PIBFactCheck: The #JantaCurfew clapping initiative at 5pm is to express gratitude towards the Emergency staff working selflessly to counter #coronavirusinindia #Covid19India pic.twitter.com/WHfK4guxys
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) March 22, 2020
Mr. Bachchan also mentioned that he referred this knowledge from the Lancet research.
The study conducted by the journal has found that the virus stays active for far longer in the stool samples as compared to the respiratory samples of the infected persons.
It has also found that the Coronavirus may remain active in the stool samples even after the person has recovered from the virus. Like all diseases, the research further underscores the importance of sanitation apart from social distancing in the fight against Coronavirus. But nothing has confirmed that the flies can act as a carrier for coronavirus.
However, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary Minister of Health, neglected his tweet by stating that corona is an infectious disease which doesn’t spread through flies.