Entire India to be put under lockdown from midnight: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the entire country will be out under a curfew-like lockdown from midnight today. The lockdown will be effective for 21 days.

Addressing the nation for the second time on the epidemic, the prime minister said that the nationwide lockdown will be just like a curfew.

“If you won’t follow this lockdown for 21 days then your family may face setback of 21 years, some families will be devastated forever,” the PM said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the only solution to control the spread of novel coronavirus is social distancing. 

“If you want to tame the spread of the virus, the only way to do it is to break the cycle of transmission by practicing social distancing,” the prime minister said while addressing the nation for the second time on the epidemic.

The PM dispelled the belief that social distancing should be adopted only by those affected by the virus. “Social distancing is not just for the sick, but for each and every person, including you, your family and even your family.”

You can also read World Health Organization’s advice on basic protective measures against the virus. The Ministry of Health’s special helpline is available at +91-11-23978046 and ncov2019@gmail.com

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