Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared complete lockdown from March 24th, 2020 midnight for combating coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Addressing the nation, the PM declared the lockdown for 21 days while appealing the citizens to restrain themselves from stepping out to prevent the spread of the lethal virus. “If we cannot restrain then we have to pay a heavy cost,” he added.
PM Modi also said that the next 21 days will be critical for the nation. He once again appealed the people to maintain social distancing to prevent the spread.
The PM thanked the people of the nation for extending support to the Janta Curfew on March 22nd, 2020, as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. “Janta Curfew was a huge success. India has shown its ability by standing in unison against COVID-19,” he added.
Modi further assured that the essential services and commodities will be available during the complete lockdown in the country.
The Prime Minister announced that Rs 15,000 crore has been earmarked to fight against the COVID-19. Seeking people’s support, Modi urged not to take medicines without consulting with the doctor. He further appealed not to believe in rumours.
Coronavirus has infected a total of 469 people while claimed 10 lives in India so far, according to the Health Ministry.
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