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The 45-year-old actor shared a picture of herself chilling with her dog and raised awareness about COVID-19. "Social distancing is the best thing we can do right now to fight the #covid19 virus," the actor wrote in the caption. "Abandoning your pets is the most inhuman thing one can do right now, specially when it is confirmed that they are not carriers of the virus. Have a heart folks, stay safe, love your pets and pls follow social distancing," she added.
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The 27-year-old actor posted a statement on Instagram in which she emphasised that "there is currently NO EVIDENCE" to suggest that pet animals can be a source of infection to humans." The actor also quoted the statement of Maharashtra's Health Minister Rajesh Tope's saying, "there is no case in the world of domesticated animals spreading coronavirus and people should not abandon their pets for fear of infection." She further urged the pet owners to maintain good hygiene including washing one's hands before and after handling animals as well as their food. The star also pointed out that if one is not in a good health condition should avoid direct contact with your pets.
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Anushka also raised her concerns about the pet crisis by sharing a post on her Instagram Story, which read, "It's a humble request for all pet parents to not abandon their pets during these times of crisis. Please instead, take care of them and keep them safe with you. It's inhuman to abandon them."
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Kriti Sanon posted on her insta: ''Pawsome moments! 🐾 💞 🐶 always a #CuddlePerson #Disco P.S. Pets can’t carry or contain the Covid-19 virus! So stay calm, give them love and spend some time with your PAWsome munchkins! 💓💞 #SpreadLove #StayPositive #StayHome''
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Twinkle Khanna shared ''There is no evidence that dogs and cats pass on Covid-19! Because of misleading posters and dubious sources of information, people are abandoning their pets! A cuddle a day keeps the doctor and the vet away, so do cuddle away💙#Dogperson''.
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Richa Chadha tweeted on social media: "Dogs aren't the carriers for coronavirus! Please please please don't abandon your pets! They think you are their parents. Would you abandon your child ? They must be so confused and heartbroken. Please don't!"
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Sonali Bendre wrote on social media: ''There is a lot of misinformation and miscommunication out there about the spread of #Coronavirus through animals and pets. What’s happening because of this is heartbreaking. Health experts maintain there has been no evidence to suggest that pets can spread the infection. As the situation evolves, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap before and after petting your pet. Let's be aware, informed and sensitive. Stay safe and keep your pets safe too.'' 🙏
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