PM Modi announces complete lockdown in India for 21 days

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown across the country for the next 21 days in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. The lockdown will be put into effect from Tuesday midnight, the PM said during his address to the nation.

According to Modi, the decision will have an economic cost but saving people’s lives is of the paramount interest to the government.“If we don’t handle these 21 days well, then our country, your family will go backwards by 21 years,” he said.

There will be complete bar on people from stepping outsides their homes, he said and even folded his hands to emphasise his request to citizens to adhere to the call.

Stressing the importance of social distancing, Modi said that it is the only way by which the nation can fight coronavirus. “Every district and every village will go under lockdown. This is a curfew which will be more stringent than the Janta Curfew,” the Prime Minister said.


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