PATNA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked people to observe ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday from 7 am to 9 pm.
Addressing the nation on coronavirus outbreak, the Prime Minister said, “The world is passing through a huge crisis, more countries affected than World War 1 and 2.”
He said 130 crore Indians have faced the corona scare. Every Indian has tried to adopt precautionary measures. But in the past few days, it seems we have evaded the crisis. The thought that we are safe from the pandemic is not correct. We all Indians need to be satark.
“Whenever I have asked something from you, you have never let me down. Today I am here to ask something from you. I want a few weeks from you. I want your time in the upcoming times. There’s no cure for corona globally. There are no vaccines available. In countries where corona has had a massive impact, it seems the virus exploded after the initial days,” he said.
He said India is tracking everything that is happening in the world. Some countries have detected and isolated their citizens to curb the spread. The role of their citizens was massive in those countries.
The growing challenge of the corona is not a simple thing. It is wrong to assume that there will be no impact on India. “Need to follow 2 things- Resolve and Restraint,” he added.
Please stay indoors over the next few weeks unless absolutely necessary, says PM Modi.
Appealing to the people to follow social distancing, PM Modi says caution must be practiced to ensure that all of us are safe from contracting the coronavirus infection. He calls for avoiding all non-essential outings.