Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra Image Credit: Ashiq MK

Joining other Bollywood stars in raising awareness about the novel coronavirus, actor Parineeti Chopra urged her Twitter fans to adopt social distancing in a bid to stop the contagious virus from spreading.

The 31-year-old actor took to social media to share a two-page letter in which she advised her fans and other celebrities to understand the seriousness of the threat and take steps towards its prevention.

“While all of us have the “luxury” to be house arrested and waiting for news-please spare a thought for the doctors and medical staff around the world who are risking their lives, away from their families, to save us! Exactly like our soldiers do at a war,” read Chopra’s letter.

She then urged everyone to be responsible enough and learn from other countries that have dealt with the outbreak of COVID-19.

“THANK YOU guys. We will NEVER , EVER be able to repay you. Guys let’s be responsible.. By socialising/partying/ continuing life as it was, we are putting everyone at risk. Let’s learn from what happened in other countries.. Lets stop now! We don’t wanna regret later...” the ‘Ishaqzaade’ actor wrote.

This comes three days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced coronavirus as a global pandemic.

In the wake of spurt in cases of coronavirus across India, the Central Government on Saturday decided to treat the deadly virus as a “notified disaster”.

As of Sunday, the total cases of coronavirus reported in India is 107, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Chopra is one of the few stars whose film has been affected, with ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’, which was scheduled to release this week in the UAE having been postponed.