Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation tonight on issues related to the COVID-19 epidemic. This is Modi’s second address to the countrymen in less than a week as India is pushing efforts to stop the spread of the highly contagious virus.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it is imperative to maintain the “fighting spirit” of the people to combat the spread of the virus.
As 32 states and union territories had implemented full lockout by 31 March, the Center asked them to stop the curfew in the wake of people disobeying lockdown orders.
In his previous address to the nation on Thursday, the Prime Minister urged people to observe a ‘Janata curfew’ on Sunday, which was a success for the citizens at large.
So far, almost the entire country has been under lockdown to prohibit public movement in a bid to break the chain of transmission of coronovirus.
Here are the live updates:
Covid-19: India under complete lockdown from Wednesday for 21 days, says PM Modi.
India under complete lockdown from Wednesday, says PM Modi.
We are taking all steps to ensure continuous supply of essential commodities: PM Narendra Modi.
Next 21 days very crucial for India.
In the view of the current situation, the nationwide complete lockdown will be in place for 21 days – 3 weeks: PM Modi.
Today India is at the stage where our actions today, will decide that to what extent we can bring down the impact of this disaster. This is the time to strengthen our resolve again and again: PM Narendra Modi.
You have to remember that a coronavirus infected person initially appears to be normal and doesn’t show symptoms. So maintain precautions and stay at home: PM Modi.
If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21 days (of nationwide complete lockdown), we will be pushed back 21 years: PM Narendra Modi.
Total lockdown in the whole country from 12 am midnight: PM Modi.
Only way to be safe from coronavirus is social distancing: PM.
Coronavirus spreading at a rapid pace: PM.
Every Indian contributed for making Janta curfew a success: PM Modi.
Source: DD National & Livemint