Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the nation for the second time on the COVID-19 outbreak. “There will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes,” Modi said amidst more than 500 reported coronavirus cases in India and close to 400,000 people globally.
He warned that if precautions aren’t taken at this stage, India will go back 21 years. Modi said, “If the virus doesn’t control in these 21-days, India will go back by 21 years. I appeal with folded hands that please don’t get out of your homes during the lockdown.”
“There is absolutely no need to panic, by converging around shops, you are risking the spread of Covid-19,” he added
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Narendra Modi @narendramodi
By converging around shops, you are risking the spread of COVID-19.
No panic buying please.
Please stay indoors.
I repeat- Centre and State Governments will ensure all essentials are available.
Capt.Amarinder [email protected]_amarinder
I wholeheartedly support @narendramodi ji decision of complete lockdown of the country. This is the only way to fight #Covid19 and save millions of lives. But urge @PMOIndia to immediately announce a relief package for the poor and daily wagers.
Shashi [email protected]
Pleased that @narendramodi heeded the calls of many of us for more than a week to #LockdownNow. But his speech did not specify how people were to get essential commodities — food, medicines, milk, newspapers!? Still it’s important that people #StayAtHomeSaveLives. Thanks PM!