Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Monday claimed that the Go Corona Go slogan he coined has now emerge as well-known all over the world.
The minister stated questions had been raised previously if such a slogan would assist however its extensive use has proved the efficacy of the slogan.
"I gave the slogan in February, when the Covid-19 state of affairs was once no longer as awful in India. At that time human beings had been saying, will this make corona go away? Now we are seeing this slogan all throughout the world," he said.
When thousands and thousands of Indians switched off the lights at their houses and lit candles, diyas or grew to become on cellular smartphone torches for 9 minutes beginning 9 pm on Sunday, in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's enchantment to exhibit the nation's "collective get to the bottom of and solidarity" in its combat towards coronavirus, Athawale used to be considered chanting the slogan at his dwelling in suburban Bandra alongside with his household members.
In February, a video of Athawale, Chinese Consul General in Mumbai Tang Guocai and Buddhist monks chanting "Go corona, go corona" at a prayer assembly went viral on social media.
The video used to be reportedly shot at Gateway of India on February 20 all through a prayer session to quit the unfold of the coronavirus in China.
The novel coronavirus, which used to be first detected in China''s Wuhan town in December, has due to the fact that unfold to a number of countries, along with India, and killed hundreds and shaved off countless billion bucks from the world economy.
The clip urging coronavirus to take a "back step" amid crises was once shared throughout social media platforms, leaving netizens amused.