‘I stayed at work, you stay at home’: AIIMS doctor’s plea goes viral, Modi says ‘well said’

AIIMS doctor’s plea to stay indoors amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has gained praise online.

Prasar Bharati News Service shared a picture of a resident doctor requesting people to “stay at home”.

Dr. Amarinder Singh Malhi, who is the resident doctor in AIIMS, New Delhi, was seen carrying a sheet of paper with the message: “I stayed at work for you, you stay at home for us”

The message went viral.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi re-tweeted the post and gave a “shout-out to all those working to make our planet safe and healthier”.

Modi wrote: “Well said, Doctor! Also a shout-out to all those working to make our planet safer and healthier. No words will ever do justice to their exceptional efforts. #IndiaFightsCorona”

Meanwhile, the novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 169 after 18 fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country, according to the Health Ministry.

The cases include 25 foreign nationals—17 from Italy, three from the Philippines, two from the UK, one each belonging to Canada, Indonesia and Singapore.

The figure also includes three deaths reported from Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra so far.

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