“One major way of protecting ourselves from coronavirus would be to use all kinds of digital payments including debit cards, credit cards, and various mobile apps. Pay digital, stay safe,” RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said.

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. (Photo: PTI)

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das, in a video message to the Indian citizens, advocated the digital mode of payment as part of social distancing as the coronavirus positive cases in India continued to rise on Sunday.

The nationwide positive cases crossed the 1,100 mark on Sunday with 29 people dead amid apprehensions that India may soon enter the community transmission stage of the pandemic.

To contain the spread of the infection, the government, as a precautionary measure, announced a 21-day lockdown period to enforce social distancing. The government has also constantly appealed to the public to maintain social distancing by following the lockdown.

The Reserve Bank of India on Sunday released a video of Governor Shaktikanta Das appealing public to use every precautionary measure, including digital banking, to maintain a social distance.

In the video message, Shaktikanta Das said, “We are going through a very difficult time due to the spread of coronavirus. At this point in time, we should take all precautionary measures.”

“One major way of protecting ourselves from coronavirus would be to use all kinds of digital payments including debit cards, credit cards, and various mobile apps. Pay digital, stay safe,” the RBI Governor added.

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