Omar Abdullah shares tips on surviving lockdown from his own experience
Srinagar : Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has shared tips on how to survive the lockdown based on his own "months of experience." He has been released from detention after 232 days.
His advice has been coming in the form of a tweet thread which he started on March 24.
"Fresh air really helped - deep breaths near an open window," Mr Abdullah wrote in one of his tweets, as the country remained under a 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 to check the spread of COVID-19.
On a lighter note if anyone wants tips on surviving quarantine or a lock down I have months of experience at my disposal, perhaps a blog is in order.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) March 24, 2020
Omar Abdullah was detained and put under the house arrest on August 4 last year before the government scrapped Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. He has been released on March 24.
"On a lighter note if anyone wants tips on surviving quarantine or a lock down I have months of experience at my disposal, perhaps a blog is in order," he said in the first tweet on the matter on March 24. Encouraged by the response to this tweet, the former chief minister started sharing his experience.
"In all the months I was in HNSJ (Hari Niwas Sub-Jail) I stuck to a routine as though it were carved in stone. The routine gave me a sense of purpose and stopped me feeling aimless or lost," he said.
"Exercise, exercise, exercise. I can't emphasise this point enough...walking in the corridor, up and down the stairs or just endless burpees," he added.