Physical Fitness, Desi Food: How Venkaiah Naidu Defeated COVID-19

Testing positive for COVID-19 on September 29, the 71-year-old was in home quarantine till Monday when he tested negative.

Physical Fitness, Desi Food: How Venkaiah Naidu Defeated COVID-19

Do not eat junk food, says Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu (File)

New Delhi:

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu today urged everyone to exercise regularly, eat protein-rich food, avoid junk food, and strictly observe preventive protocols in order to fight back against COVID-19 infection.

Having recovered from the disease himself, Mr Naidu, in a detailed Facebook post, today shared his experience of combating coronavirus.    

Testing positive for COVID-19 on September 29, the 71-year-old was in home quarantine till Monday when he tested negative.

"During the home quarantine, I was able to spend a good amount of time by reading newspapers, magazines, and articles on various issues, including the pandemic," the Vice-President wrote in the post, which included a few photographs of him taking a walk around his residential premises.

"As I have also been studying different facets of the freedom movement, I am also writing two Facebook posts every week on the sacrifices and valour of unsung heroes of the freedom struggle," he wrote.

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Mr Naidu, who won't be working or attending public functions - even virtually - for a week more, expressed gratitude towards a number of people for being at his service during this period. This included political colleagues, the Vice-Presidential staff, and medical personnel.

He expressed happiness that 136 infected employees of the Rajya Sabha secretariat, too, had made recoveries.   

Highlighting Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government's efforts on the COVID-19 front, he wrote, "The need of the hour is for people to display a collective determination to defeat the virus by wearing masks, washing hands and following safe distancing norms."

India has recorded nearly 72 lakh COVID-19 positive cases till today. Of these, over 62 lakh have recovered, while 1.1 lakh people have died of the disease.