Sonu Nigam trolled for extolling PM Modi and spreading misinformation on COVID-19

Calling PM Modi’s announcement of Janta Curfew ‘legendary, masterstroke, iconic, Sonu Nigam went on to say spread misinformation that coronavirus becomes inactive in 12 hours

Photo courtesy: Social media
Photo courtesy: Social media
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Aishwarya Singh

Bollywood Singer Sonu Nigam has extended his stay in Dubai amid the coronavirus outbreak as it can put people around him in India at risk. He had gone to Dubai with his wife to meet his son. He had his concert too in Dubai scheduled to be held on Sunday.

The 46-year-old singer took to social media to inform that he will extend his stay in Dubai in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, extolled PM Narendra Modi's ‘Janata curfew’ and inform about the live streaming of his concert on Sunday. The singer announced that his concert scheduled on Sunday will be streamed live on YouTube and other social platforms via his accounts.

But in an effort to praise PM Modi, he went on to spread misinformation about novel coronavirus saying that the virus remains active for 12 hours (that is why it’s a wise decision to have Janta curfew for 14 hours!). But the fact is, as various studies have revealed, this virus can stay active up to three days.

He said, "A day before, our honorary Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave an iconic and legendary speech and I want to congratulate him. He was clear with his words and actions. Coronavirus takes 12 hours to destroy and Janta curfew is for 14 hours. So you can understand how big a masterstroke this is, which no other country has implemented at the time of need and we Indians are going to do it this Sunday from 7 am to 9 pm."

The singer is being bitterly criticised by netizens for unnecessarily but enthusiastically praising PM Modi and misguiding his fans.

Here is a collection of the tweets:

One writes, “ ‘Iconic, legendary, masterstroke’ Sonu Nigam explains the great scientific discovery that India is the first to roll out.”

Other said, **Singer cum Scientist Bhakt**

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