The mass outbreak of the virus in China has alerted countries from across the world to take preventive measures and India is no exception. Though some people in India are being observed under the suspension of being positive of the virus, no immediate case of Coronavirus has been reported in India as of now.
Amidst this, the government-owned PIB has released an advisory detailing about homeopathic ways to deal with the virus.
The advisory suggests some healthy hacks like making sure you cover your face during coughing or sneezing, maintain hygiene, etc. to thwart the possibility of the virus attack.
Besides hacks, the advisory also shared some Unnai medicines that the government claim can help fight the virus.
However, this didn’t go well with the people. Soon after the tweet was shared, people began accusing government of finding a way to promote unnai and even called the same as misinformation.
For the unaware, Novel Coronavirus is a new kind of virus medication to which has not been developed yet. And people made sure the government is aware of the same.
If y’all really wanted population control advocate contraception not death.— friendly neighborhood introvert ? (@callmetikka) January 29, 2020
Umm what? This is such blatant misinformation being spread by the government! Corona Virus is as new as today's sunrise and thousand year old "science" knew it's cure? Bother to call China and impart your knowledge to them na, @AyushmanNHA? @AltNews @boomlive_in can u pls check— Shruti Chaturvedi (@adhicutting) January 29, 2020
This is absolute madness. The advice is a mix of— JayEnAar (@GorwayGlobal) January 29, 2020
a) standard @WHO advice (hygiene, hand washing, etc) AND
b) a series of herbs/potions etc which are at best useless, at worst toxic due to processing impurities. But the real danger is people will ignore (a) and practice (b).
Pls delete yourself and this tweet.— Dipannita (@GrinchUnlimited) January 29, 2020
Jaadoo tona bhi bata do kaunsa wala use karna hai— Adi LFC ?? (@adiupadhyay) January 29, 2020
Cool, let's infect all our cabinet ministers with the coronavirus and then use these steps on them, what say?— neelakantankk (@neelakantankk) January 29, 2020
It is a new coronavirus.— arunabh b (@murphyuncle) January 29, 2020
It will disproportionately affect the already immunochallenged,and the aged.
It is extremely irresponsible to suggest prophylactic measures where none exist.
This is not just ridiculous, downright shameful.— Hyd-KA (@YogaVedanta_) January 29, 2020
It's still wondering why this govt is so obsessed with quack medicine over serious health crisis. Govt will lose credibility pushing things like in the time of global crisis.@narendramodi @jpnadda