PM Modi Calls for Janta Curfew, Urges People to Stay Home

New Delhi: In the wake of growing cases of positive Coronavirus in the State, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made an appeal to all Indians to stay indoors as much as possible to avoid getting infected by coronavirus.

Expressing views quite similar to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Payback, Most said the world has never seen a danger as grave as this.

He called for ‘Janta curfew’ on March 22 from 7 am-9 pm, saying no citizen, barring those in essential services, should get out of house.

PM Modi requested people above the age of 60 to not venture out of their homes for the next few weeks.

Addressing the nation in national broadcaster, Most said, “Even World War I and II did not affect as many countries as coronavirus has done,”

Asking people to sacrifice “some weeks of yours, some time of yours”, Modi said given that coronavirus has no cure yet, the only way to stay safe is to stay indoors.

“I request all people in country to get out of house only when it is extremely necessary, try and do all work from home,” he said.

The prime minister also appealed the citizens not to go into panic buying to store essential commodities as his government has taken steps to ensure that citizens should not face shortage of any essential commodities.

PM Modi said his government has decided to constitute COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force under finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The task force will remain in regular touch with all stakeholders, take their feedback and make decisions accordingly, the PM added.

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