Whole India lockdown for 3 weeks: PM Modi addresses nation

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Whole India lockdown for 3 weeks: PM Modi addresses nation

“Every Indian contributed to the success of Janata Curfew”

“Starting tonight, whole country will be under complete lockdown to save you and your family”

“Lockdown will continue for 21 days”

“If we are not able to manage for the next three weeks, we will be pushed back 21 years”

“Stay wherever you are”

“One step out of your door, beyond the ‘lakshman rekha’, can bring in this deadly disease.”

“People in countries like America have adhered to the quarantine guidelines laid down by the government to the last letter, which is how they are starting to overcome the disease now.”

“Social distancing only weapon to fight coronavirus. It applies to everyone including your Prime Minister”

“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”

“This lockdown is implemented in every village, every lane”

“You are also listening to and watching the state of the world on the Corona global epidemic through news. You are also looking at how this pandemic has completely devastated even the most capable countries of the world”

“One-day Janata Curfew showed how we Indians come together and fight against any trouble which comes before the country and the mankind”

“The central government has alloted Rs 15,000 Crore to develop the country’s healthcare and make it efficient enough to deal with the menace of coronavirus”

“Today India is at the stage where our actions today, will decide that to what extent we can bring down the impact of this disaster. This is the time to strengthen our resolve again and again”

PM assures that the Government is working continuously to make sure that everyone gets the basic amenities.

“21 days lot of time but it is the only way to tackle everything”

“DON’T BELIEVE IN RUMOURS AND SUPERSTITIONS”

“Do not take medicines without prescription”

“We are taking all steps to ensure continuous essential supplies.It is a fact that this unfortunate phase has brought lot of difficulties for the poor. But the central government, state government‘s social organisations and civil society are working to reduce the difficulties
for the poor”

“I am confident that India will not only successfully tackle this challenge but also emerge victorious in this time of crisis take care of yourself and take care of your near and dear ones”

He concludes his speech. (Excerpts)