Sonam Kapoor with husband Anand Ahuja has managed to return in India from London amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The couple has flew back to Delhi, as they wanted to be back home with their family in this hour of global outbreak. Sonam took to her Instagram account to share a video, where she informed that the star couple have decided to head back to India. Post which Sonam shared a picture of herself wearing a mask, and then in a series of videos she shared her entire experience of travel and also applauded the Indian airport authorities for the precautions they have taken stop the spread of the virus from any foreign land traveler. She also appreciated the work of government of Indian in checking everyone at the airport to ensure that they do not have any symptoms of the virus. After returning home, the actress spoke in detail about what happened after she landed at the Delhi international airport and how no screening took place at the London airport before they boarded for their flight.
Sonam in the video said,
“Anand and I are back in Delhi, we are in our room. And we just want to thank everybody at the airport and everybody who was on the flight, it was very smooth, it was very responsibly done. In fact, when we were leaving London there was no screening, there was nothing and you know, Anand and I were like in massive shock that there wasn’t. We reached India and before we went on to immigration, we had to fill a form in which they asked us to tell them how much we flew in the last 25 days, we gave our travel history. Fortunately, Anand and I hadn’t flown to any of the so-called hotspots or places where the virus is very rampage. Then, our temperatures were taken; we were all fine; all our temperatures were normal. It was Anand, me and my spot boy, Sujit who is like family, we were very concerned about him. ” She further added, “I just want to say that it is incredible the way the authorities are handling the situation. It’s very commendable and laudable. We went to immigration; they again rechecked where we had been on our passports, which was extremely responsible. Then, Anand and I, had our gloves on and our masks on. Everybody also had their gloves and masks on. We got our luggage and we went through. Then we saw lot of other people who obviously hadn’t checked out, even some from our flight, and some from a flight that was coming from a flight that was coming from France. Just want everybody to know that everybody is doing the best they can do, actually government is doing the best they can do. We all are in this together.
She concluded by saying, “Both Anand and I have no symptoms of the virus. But we are still self-quarantining because we live with our parents and our grandmother. So, I request everybody else, as young people, we need to be more careful and prevention is better than cure, especially for your loved ones, your grands parents and parents. As people who are immunocompromised, we need to be more careful, more vigilant; we need to be more responsible and listen to the authorities. We have to make sure that we do the best that we can do, they are trying their best as well.”
Meanwhile COVID-19 has globally shaken the world by spreading across approximately 140 countries around the globe. The novel coronavirus has infected around 1,81,500 people globally and killed over 7,100 people worldwide. The WHO (World Health Organisation) in the meantime has started a global campaign, where the body has asked high profile celebrities from around the globe to share a video of how to wash one’s hands neatly to safeguard themselves from the virus. They have named it as the #SafeHandsChallenge. Hopefully influential voices taking up the challenge from around the globe will help in spreading the precautionary measures, to fight against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.