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Virat Kohli. (Credits: Twitter)

Last Update on: March 14th, 2020 at 10:46 am

It has been a difficult time all around the globe. The novel coronavirus has effected the lives of many people and brought life to a standstill.

Amid all this, Team India captain Virat Kohli has urged people to stay strong and fight against the COVID-19.

Prevention is better than cure: Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli (Photo: Twitter)

On Saturday, India became the fifth country to successfully isolate the virus strain after Japan, Thailand, United States of America and China, according to a report in live mint.

A 69-year-old woman died of coronavirus on Friday, registering the second death in the country. A majorly hit country like Italy is under lockdown to fight against the COVID-19.

Amid the difficult times, Virat Kohli urged people to stay strong. He also said that prevention is better than cure and asked people to take precautionary measures.

“Let’s stay strong and fight the #COVID19 outbreak by taking all precautionary measures. Stay safe, be vigilant and most importantly remember, prevention is better than cure. Please take care everyone,” Virat Kohli tweeted. 

India-South Africa ODI series to be re-scheduled

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Virat Kohli (L) and Quinton de Kock (R). Credit: BCCI

Amid the growing coronavirus scare, the remainder matches of the India vs South Africa series has been re-scheduled, with the revised dates yet to be announced.

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The series opener in Dharmashala was washed out. Following that, the BCCI had decided to organise the match in Lucknow and Kolkata behind closed doors.

“Cricket South Africa will visit India at a later date to play 3 One-day Internationals. The BCCI-CSA will jointly work out the revised schedule,” BCCI said in a press release. 

“Our view is that this decision is both necessary and a precaution that had to be taken in the interest of cricket and the sustainability of the game. We are monitoring the situation with the virus and are in constant consultation with medical and virology experts. We will apply our minds to the input of experts and act in a way that reflects our duty of caring for our players”, CSA Chief Executive Officer, Dr Jacques Faul.

“We are currently doing a full risk assessment on the influence of the virus on our operations, including the current domestic season,” he added.