Hanif Sanket shares video message in ‘Coronay Koronio’ on social media | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 25, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 25, 2020

Hanif Sanket shares video message in ‘Coronay Koronio’ on social media

Hanif Sanket has been raising social awareness among the public as the host of the popular television show Ittyadi, for decades. For the first time, he shared a video on social media to raise awareness about the coronavirus pandemic. He shared the video, Coronay Koronio, on his verified fan page on Facebook.  In the video, he mentioned that the Technical Officer to Bangladesh from World Health Organization (WHO), Ai Tanimizu, requested him over an email to raise awareness about COVID 19, as Hanif Sanket has a prominent fan following. As of this writing, he has 4.4 million followers on his page. "Anyone can get infected at any time. So, unless it is absolutely necessary to go out, please stay home," says Hanif Sanket in the video. "It is important to keep our community aware and alert, as it is a contagious disease." He also shared a screenshot of the email sent to him by the WHO representative. He further added that everyone needs to protect themselves and keep their surroundings clean, stressing on the fact that a lot of people are spreading rumours on social media, which can eventually have dire consequences. As of now, the video has been shared 69 thousand times. Hanif Sanket also shared the guidelines WHO has provided on combatting the coronavirus.

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