Finally, the big voice has resounded in the ‘Fight Against Coronavirus’!
That’s none other than the dynamic PM Narendra Modi’s, when he addressed the nation on March 19, 2020 preparing everyone for a short ‘war-like’ situation against COVID-19.
In his unique style of addressing public on TV, PM announced ‘Janata Curfew’ on March 22, 2020 and urged his citizens to make this a grand success.
What’s About India’s ‘Janata Curfew’?
Janata Curfew is a strategic isolation drive that the Indian Government has planned to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.
This will happen between 7 AM-2 PM on March 22, 2020.
“Under ‘Janata Curfew’ no one will go out of their houses. It will also prepare us for the forthcoming days. Our experience of Janata Curfew will help us chart the way ahead for tackling coronavirus in India,” Modi said, indicating that the country might need such drives to stop the virus spread.
As PM says, the day should be an act of ‘our self-control’ that would ideally help public in fighting future challenges.
In this regard, he urged the state governments and civil society authorities to spread the awareness about ‘Janata Curfew’.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 19, 2020
Explaining that the world was facing the heat of coronavirus, Modi compared this to a ‘war-like situation’ that needs public attention and cooperation.
The Prime Minister also urged public to come forward to express gratitude to the staff who have been working day and night to during this health crisis.
In this regard, he urged everyone to come out to their balconies and doorsteps to express gratitude by clapping or ringing bells for 5 minutes, when the state authorities trigger a siren at 5PM on March 22, 2020.
“For the last two months, lakhs of people at airports, hospitals, cleaning staff, media and transport sector have been putting themselves at risk for others. India is grateful to them, and citizens should express their gratitude to these people on Sunday,” the Prime Minister added.
PM urged the public to refrain from panic buying, assuring that the
India’s COVID-19 Economic Response Taskforce
Meanwhile, Narendra Modi also informed that the ‘Covid-19 Economic Response Task Force’ will take care of economy-related challenges in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak in India.
Modi informed that the task force will consult and meet stakeholders on March 20, 2020, to discuss ways to address challenges and implement them.
Emphasizing on the daily wage earners and salaried class, he urged the business community to be generous to lower income groups in case of their inability or delays in service delivery.
Modi said the government was taking all necessary measures to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential commodities like milk, food, medicines, among others.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India is currently in the second phase of the coronavirus outbreak, involving only local transmission.
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