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Covid-19: Demand made in RS for using term physical distancing instead of social distancing

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 15 September 2020 ()
A demand was made in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday for using the term 'physical distancing' for fighting Covid-19 on the grounds that the use of the term 'social distancing' was promoting social stigma of coronavirus patients and their families. Agreeing to the suggestion, Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said an appropriate term should be used and suggested 'safe distancing'.
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