As the coronavirus continues to cause destruction on a mass scale, more and more people are trying to raise awareness about the issue and how to protect yourself. While the majority are giving us helpful information, some have opted to go for some slightly weird advice... Cue Priyanka Chopra.
Keep scrolling for all the information you need to know including why her "insensitive" post sent the internet into a furious meltdown...
We are currently in the midst of a medical crisis.Originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan, a deadly virus known as the coronavirus has been rapidly spreading across the globe.
So far, the symptoms have proven to be deadly.Coronavirus infections have a wide range of symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death.
A lot of people have now died from the virus...It has been confirmed by Worldometer that 6,526 people have now died globally, with the majority being in mainland China. A further 171,027 have been found to carry the virus and be infected.
Things are only getting worse...And nearly every major country in the world has now been affected by the virus.
The United Nations even declared a global emergency...The World Health Organization declared an emergency last month and called on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the respiratory disease.
And everyone has been asking the same thing...What is it that's causing this deadly virus?
There are many theories...
Reports that two patients have been tested for #Coronavirus in Scotland. NHS Lothian and NHS Greater Glasgow and… https://t.co/XFxOFEbLNv— Chris Green (@Chris Green)1579789802.0
Bats are believed to be one of the main culprits...Strains of the virus have been discovered in bats in the past and, with them being a delicacy in some areas of China, they are believed to be one of the primary causes.
But regardless of where it comes from, the virus can be spread quickly and easily...And the World Health Organization has warned that it can be spread by simply coughing, kissing or making contact with saliva.
It's safe to say that researchers are now getting desperate...And there is an immense amount of pressure on authorities to find a cure, and fast.
Because the virus continues to spread across the globe like wildfire...And it's showing no signs of slowing down.
As stated earlier, the coronavirus has infected numerous different countries now...And the United States is now one of them.
The number of cases here in America is rising...So far, over 3000 people have been confirmed to have been infected with the virus, and sixty-nine have reportedly died.
And many are going to extreme lengths to protect themselves.People have been spotted donning face masks and various other items of clothing and materials in airports in a desperate bid to avoid the virus.
While some people are using their platform to give us helpful advice...
You've all heard of Priyanka Chopra, right?
And back in 2018, she coupled up with another American sweetheart.
It was the talk of the town.
The ceremonies spanned over a couple of days...
Being one of America's most prized couples, you would think they could do nothing wrong...
But his wife has got herself into some hot water again... Yikes!
And while half of South Asia was on the brink of a war...
You would never think she was a UN Ambassador for Peace, would you?
I mean, we can all be proud of our backgrounds without fuelling war...
And after such a blunder, you would think she'd want to keep a low profile...
During this coronavirus outbreak, she decided to tweet a video...
The problem for some people is the actual video.
The online debate was heated.
@dev_r96 She's the brown version of those "Essential oils will help cure everything" people— Fatima (@Fatima)1584127532.0
Some referred to it as narcissistic.
Her focus has always been HERSELF and her rise to fame. For the role she claims she plays in society, she could do… https://t.co/SGNFctJRBw— Female Hndrxx (@Female Hndrxx)1584215579.0
A lot of people agreed that it was somewhat arrogant of her...Is it just a publicity stunt?
While others were a little confused...The video seems very unnecessary when it comes to this global pandemic.
It does seem a little weird...I understand warning everyone about the dangers of spreading germs and alternate methods of greeting... But the video... It's so out of touch.
Someone also commented on this saying:It's a tragedy, isn't it? A quick shoutout to Nick Jonas for being so unproblematic.
Some people had other worries...It's true, there are many other things that require our focus. However, what seems to bother people is the fact that some celebrities are "profiting" from it.
Here's the tweet with the video...
I want to know what went thru her head before deciding to post a montage of herself saying namaste to address a fuc… https://t.co/iYn74BTvdU— Female Hndrxx (@Female Hndrxx)1584083712.0