PM Modi Addresses Nation: India Lockdown For 21 Days

, PM Modi Addresses Nation: India Lockdown For 21 Days

Below are the highlights from PM Modi’s National address on Tuesday:

  • PM thanks nation for success of ‘Janta curfew’ on March 22
  • The nation came together as one for Janta curfew
  • Social distancing only way to stop coronavirus, please remain within your homes
  • Some are under the illusion that social distancing is only for the ones who have the infection
  • India will have to pay a very high price if social distancing is not adhered to
  • Entire country to be under lockdown from midnight tonight
  • A total ban on moving out of homes from midnight tonight
  • 21-day lockdown to be enforced in the entire country
  • Coronavirus affected the first 100,000 people in 67 days, but the next 100,000 in just 11 days. The next 100,000 were infected in just 4 days as per WHO.
  • Italy, the US with better healthcare infrastructure has struggled to cope with the outbreak
  • Think of the doctors, paramedics, ambulance drivers who are at the forefront of the fight
  • The policemen, those working in the media have to be out working, spare a thought for them
  • We have made all efforts to ensure the supply of essential goods
  • Top priority to be accorded to measures that ensure people’s lives are safe
  • Centre has allocated Rs 15,000 cr for coronavirus battle
  • Isolation wards & beds, ventilators and other arrangements to be made with this amount
  • I am happy that the private sector has come forward to the aid of the nation’s people


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