Media asked to launch healthy diet campaign as precautionary measure against coronavirus.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) spokesperson Dr Waseem Khawaja Tuesday stressed upon the media to launch a healthy eating campaign to inform people a balance diet can boost the immune system as to have a strong immune system, people should complement a good diet with frequent or regular exercise.

Worried about COVID-19 may be putting people at undue risk, because chronic anxiety suppresses the immune system and increases risk for infection, he said while talking to PTV news channel.

He appreciated that our government was taking all corrective measures to deal with any situation, adding that, he appeals to the general public to take all precautionary measures including social distancing, frequently wash hands and stay at home.

Coronavirus is a silent killer. It is high time to eat healthy diet which can boost immunity and pray to Almighty Allah for His help and mercy in this crucial time, he advised.

The most important thing to understand right now is not to overlap seasonal flu and allergy with coronavirus symptoms. It is better to avoid coming to hospitals for minor issues, he mentioned.

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