The novel Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the shutdown of schools, gyms, offices, movie theatres and several public places across India. People have resorted to social distancing as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
Recently, a group of people from Nagpur city took to the streets to work out after all the gyms in the state were shut due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
A few women were spotted exercising with dumbbells as men performed pushups.
One of the participants, a local named Hardeep Bhatia told ANI, “We are building our immunity system by exercising”.
Maharashtra: People in Nagpur gathered on the streets to exercise after all the gyms in the state are shut due to #Coronavirus. Hardeep Bhatia, a local says, "We are building our immunity system by exercising." pic.twitter.com/ROvowxMP4J— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2020
According to the Maharashtra State Health Ministry, the total number of cases has scaled to 47, after two women tested positive in Mumbai. The afflicted are a 49-year-old from Ulhasnagar town in Thane who had travelled to Dubai, and a 22-year old from Mumbai who had visited the UK.
The deadly virus claimed its first victim in the state of Maharashtra on Tuesday after a 63-year-old man with a history of travel to Dubai, passed away in Mumbai's Kasturba Hospital.
The total number of positive cases in India is 166.