Drink Cow Urine To Stop Coronavirus Spread: BJP MLA
Surendra Singh, MLA from Bairia in Ballia district, has also put up a video of himself drinking cow urine
As the second wave of Covid-19 is ravaging India, pushing the daily cases to well above 3 lakhs with over 3,000 casualties every day, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA in Uttar Pradesh has called on people to drink 'gaumutra' (cow urine) to defeat Covid-19. Surendra Singh, MLA from Bairia in Ballia district, has also put up a video of himself drinking cow urine.
Singh claimed that the spread of Covid-19 can be controlled using ‘gaumutra’. He claimed that the secret to his good health, despite working for 18 hours a day for the people, was cow urine. He explained that cow urine should be consumed on an empty stomach in the morning.
The video, which has gone viral, has invited criticism from social media users. While one user defined it as a ‘blind faith’, other called it insult to science and requested govt to ban science as a subject in schools.
Meanwhile, India recorded over 4.03 lakh new Covid-19 cases till Sunday morning, taking the country’s total caseload to over 2.18 crore. Out of these, over 37.36 lakh cases are currently active while over 1.79 crore people have recovered. With 4,092 new deaths, the toll now stands at over 2.38 lakh. Maharashtra reported 56,578 cases while Karnataka had 47,563. Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh were the other top contributors.