Days after a legislator in Assam claimed cow-dung could cure coronavirus, another in Uttarakhand has said that ancient Hindu rituals and cow urine can kill the virus in the “air and within the body”.
Sanjay Gupta, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Laksar area in Haridwar, made the comments on Friday while speaking to reporters in Gairsain of Chamoli district where the budget session is underway.
He was talking about the steps that should be taken to curb the spread of the deadly virus, which has killed thousands of people and infected more across the world.
“Earlier people in the country used to sweep the floors of their homes with cow dung as it is a proven disinfectant. But now people have forgotten it. I am sure if they again start that, the virus will not enter their homes,” he said.
“Apart from this, people should also drink gaumutra (cow urine) to prevent the infection of deadly virus as products of Gau Mata have magical anti-virus properties.”
Gupta’s statement came on the day when the government informed the House on steps being taken to tackle a possible outbreak of the virus in the state.
Parliamentary affairs minister Madan Kaushik said over 17,387 people have been screened for coronavirus infection at various checkpoints along India-Nepal border in the state.