“From midnight today, no one will be allowed to step out of their houses. This is being done in your interest, to save the life of each and every Indian,” he said. The PM, however, assured that “all steps will be taken” to ensure the supply of essential goods including food items.
The lockdown will remain for a period of 21 days, adding that this is a step ahead of the janata curfew which was imposed on Sunday. “The one-day janata curfew showed how we Indians come together and fight against any trouble which comes before the country and the mankind,” Modi said, adding that the fight against COVID-19 requires more than a day-long curfew.
“From 12 am tonight, no one will be allowed to leave their homes. In the view of the current situation, the nationwide complete lockdown will be in place for 21 days – 3 week,” Modi said. “If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21 days (of nationwide complete lockdown), we will be pushed back 21 years,” the Prime Minister added.
You have to remember that a Coronavirus infected person initially appears to be normal and doesn’t show symptoms. So maintain precautions and stay at home: PM Narendra Modi #Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/bGN50NBsXQ— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2020