Hizb releases tape on social distancing

NEW DELHI: The Commander-in-Chief has released an audio clip that offers advice on how to protect yourself against the pandemic. Tips include practicing social distancing, trusting doctors, and maintaining hygiene. J&kpoliceofficerssaidtheyweresurprisedbythissuddendeparturefromtheteam'scustomarycallforjihadagainstsecurityforces.

intheclipreleasedwednesday,naikoo,amongthetop10terroristswantedbythesecurityforces,isheardsayingtokashmir:“isolateyourfamilyasmuchaspossible,keepclean.ifyoumaintainsocialdistance,youwillremainsafe.listentothedoctorsandfollowwhattheysay.

naikooalsoappreciatedtheroleofhealthworkersandtoldpeoplenottohidetheirtravelhistoryorsymptoms.theheadofthebannedmilitantteamaskedpeopletoavoidcongregations.thecouncilcomesamiddisputeovertheeventatnizamuddinindelhi,whichhasnowbeenlinkedtoatleast400positivecasesinindia.atj&k,whichhas70coronavirus-positivepatients,855peoplearebeingtrackedforattendingtheeventorforbeingincontactwithsomeonewhodid.

thisisthesecondaudiothatnaikoohasreleasedinthelasttwoweeks.inanotheraudioonmarch13,thefirstaftertheabrogationinaugust,hesaidhisteamwouldcontinuetoattackparamilitaryforcesandarmypersonnel.

thisisnotthefirstcaseofaterroristteamgivinginstructionsonhowtoprotectyourselfagainstthecoronavirus.theislamicstateterroristgroup(isis)issuedatravelnoticeinmarchaskingitsoperativestomoveawayfromeurope.theterroristgrouphadrecommendedwashingtheirhandsregularlyandcoveringtheirmouthswhensneezing. >

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