Australian cricketer Usman Khwaja took to social media to urge people to exercise caution amid corona virus outbreak throughout the world.
In his tweet, he has written that the virus should be taken seriously despite the low mortality rate. He has written, “It’s our responsibility as a society to think about the elderly and the social and economical cost this will have on so many lives. We all need to do our part.”
Just because the mortality rates for Covid-19 for many isn't high, doesn't mean you should have a blasé attitude. It's our responsibility as a society to think about the elderly and the social and economical cost this will have on so many lives. We all need to do our part.
— Usman Khawaja (@Uz_Khawaja) March 20, 2020
Before this, many athletes have come forward and expressed their concern over the issue. Earlier, on Friday, Indian Cricket Captain, Virat Kohli has also videoposted by his wife, bollywood acress Anushka Sharma.
Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/UNMi2xQbbz
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) March 20, 2020
The virus outbreak has affected almost all the sports activities across the country with no international cricket and IPL being suspended till 15th April. The Association Football across Europe, the NBA, the Formula One and various other sporting events have also been suspended.