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Yoga can prevent swine flu, says Baba Ramdev

Last updated on: August 12, 2009 17:13 IST

Amidst growing concern on the increasing spread of the H1N1 virus in India, renowned yoga guru Baba Ramdev has prescribed yoga as a cure for the disease.

Talking to reporters in New Delhi on Tuesday, Baba Ramdev advised people to practice yoga as a preventive measure against swine flu.

"People with strong immune system cannot be affected with swine flu. Through yoga and pranayama, you can keep your immune system, particularly the respiratory system, strong," he added.

He further said that the media was creating panic among the people.

"There is a lot of panic among the people. The news channels round the clock make it breaking news every time there is a death due to swine flu," said Ramdev.

The yoga guru also advised people to use face masks while in crowded places.

The deadly virus has claimed 15 lives in India so far.

With the increasing number of swine flu cases, the Central government has unveiled fresh measures to control the spread of disease, by allowing private labs to conduct tests and private hospitals to provide treatment.

Source: ANI