Indians, it’s time we wake up and smell the coff … erm chai as our PM Modi has announced ‘Janata Curfew’ on the 22nd of March 2020 from 7 am to 9 pm.

In practice, social distancing mostly means avoiding close contact with people who do not live with you, and also public spaces, where surfaces may be contaminated because when was the last time you saw a bus stop or a park sprayed with soap water?

The main reason why this is being followed because let us accept the fact that we are not really one of the best when it comes to maintaining hygiene, and to prevent this pandemic infection from further diffusion, certain measures need to be practised by us:

Afterall, Bittu was right about washing hands!

Remember the Dettol advertisement where the kid focused on washing hands, it’s time we do the same now. Carry sanitizers wherever you go. Wash your hands and keep them clean often.

Eat healthy, drink healthy!

By drinks, I don’t mean Vodka or even Gowmutra for that matter! Eat your greens and nuts and fruits, wash them before consumption and drink plenty of boiled water.

Distance okay please!

As much as it is important to connect with people, try doing it online but if you go out, maintain at least six feet between you and other people who aren’t your family members.

It means you can leave your house, just minimize your interactions with other people. Go for your normal walks with your dogs or family member.

Honestly it is really a matter of maintaining as much personal space as possible.

We need to understand the idea that isn’t some fancy imposition and the only person who will be benefitted by it is the people. This is a very real reality and we, as responsible citizens have a great role to play in moderating worse spreads.

We all can make a difference.