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Virat Kohli urges his countrymen to stay strong and fight the virus

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Published : Mar 14, 2020, 2:22 pm IST
Updated : Mar 14, 2020, 2:22 pm IST

BCCI and Cricket South Africa mutually agreed to call off the series after visiting team players wanted to return home at the earliest

Indian captain Virat Kohli arrives at the Lucknow airport on Friday wearing a protective mask in view of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. PTI Photo
 Indian captain Virat Kohli arrives at the Lucknow airport on Friday wearing a protective mask in view of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. PTI Photo

New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli has urged his countrymen to take all ncessary precautions in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed lives of over 4000 people across the globe.

In India, there have been two deaths along with 80 plus positive COVID 19 cases which has prompted suspension of all sporting activities including the ODI series against South Africa and the cash-rich Indian Premier League.

"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," KOhli tweeted.

On Friday, the Indian captain was seen coming out of the Lucknow airport wearing black face mask.

The Indian team was supposed to have a training session on Saturday but in the evening, the BCCI and South Africa mutually agreed to call off the series after visiting team players made it clear that they wanted to return home at the earliest.

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