A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked citizens to turn all lights off in their houses at 9 pm on Sunday (April 5) and light a candle, or diyas. Public broadcasting agency Prasar Bharathi advised the citizens not to use alcohol-based sanitisers while lighting diya’s on Sunday as they are inflammable. Prashar Varati said on twitter, “Citizens advised not to use alcohol-based sanitizers while lighting diyas and candles tomorrow at 9 PM as it is inflammable”.
Sanitizers are used for COVID 19, have 60 to 70 percent or higher concentration of alcohol, which is highly inflammable. If anyone lighting a candle or diya after using alcohol-based sanitizers on their hands, their hands can catch fire.
In a video message on Friday, the Prime Minister asked citizens to turn all lights off in their houses at 9 pm on Sunday (April 5) and to stand at their doors or windows with a candle, diya, and torch for 9 minutes in a battle against the COVID-19.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 3200 on Saturday while the death toll rose to 68. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 2914, while 183 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated to another country, it said.
(Source: Twitter, The Free Press Journal)