A video of the Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson, Sambit Patra, has gone viral on social media in which he fumbles when asked about the full-form of COVID-19.
During a television programme, Patra was seen evading the question posed by Congress spokesperson Rohan Gupta. Gupta was questioning the government's response and preparations to tackle the coronavirus outbreak that has gripped almost the entire world.
When BJP doesn't even know what is #COVID19, how will they even protect people from this pandemic? It's SHOCKING! If not as a politician from ruling party, at least as a doctor @sambitswaraj should know what does #COVIDー19 mean? Well exposed Rohan bhai 🙌 @rohanrgupta !! pic.twitter.com/xv5kWgimts— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) March 16, 2020
The Congress spokesperson, to mock Patra, said that if the government's spokesperson doesn't even know the full form of COVID-19, it exposes the dispensation's lack of knowledge about the deadly virus.
In the past, on the same channel, Patra was left bamboozled when Congress spokesperson, Gourav Vallabh, asked him how many zeroes are there in a trillion.
COVID-19 stands for coronavirus disease 2019. '2019' denotes the year of its origin.