PM Modi said people need to follow the advice of doctors over the coronavirus outbreak. (File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked people to stay away from rumours regarding coronavirus and emphasised on the need to follow the advice of doctors in this regard.
He also asked people to avoid handshakes and start greeting others with "namaste" once again.
PM Modi was interacting with owners of Jan Aushadhi Kendras and beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna (PMBJP) through video conference.
"I appeal to my fellow countrymen to stay away from rumours regarding coronavirus," he said.
We need to follow the advice of doctors in this regard, he said.
The whole world is adopting the habit of greeting each other with a "namaste", PM Modi said. "If, for some reason, we have left this habit. It is the right time to adopt this habit once again, instead of going for a handshake," he added.
Talking about the impact of the PMBJP initiative, he said every month, over one crore families are getting benefits of cheap medicines from these Jan Aushadhi Kendras.
Over 6,000 Jan Aushadhi Kendras across the country have helped people save between Rs 2,000-2,500 crore, he added.