The coronavirus outbreak has made everyone worried about their and their family’s future as it has already taken lives of more than 10,000 people and over 2,40,000 have been infected with this disease worldwide.
Steps taken by the Indian government
PM Modi-led government has been quite active in tackling this critical situation and it is trying its best so that the country doesn’t enter the third stage. The schools, colleges, cinema halls, swimming pools, gyms and any other place where mass gathering is possible have been closed down. Moreover, the citizens have been requested to stay at home and travel only if very necessary. Also read about, Geeta Phogat, Shefali Zariwala.
PM Modi addressed the nation
Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and he urged everyone to help in dealing with this disease. Along with other things, PM Modi also talked about Janta Curfew which is a curfew for the public by the public. He has asked the Indian citizens to make this Janta Curfew a success; it will be on 22nd March 2020 from 7 am to 9 pm. During this period, everyone should remain in the house and he also asked everyone to come out of their houses or at balcony at 5pm and clap, blow conch or ring bell in order to show gratitude towards those who are working day and night against COVID-19.
Many Indian celebrities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Mohammed Kaif, etc applauded this move of PM Modi and they took to Twitter to show their support to the Janta Curfew. Here are some Twitter reactions of celebrities:
T 3475 – I support #JanataCurfew .. 22 March .. 7 am to 9 pm .. I applaud all fellow countrymen who work tirelessly to keep the essential services operational in such extenuating circumstances ..
BE ONE, BE SAFE, BE IN PRECAUTION !🙏🙏🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 19, 2020
It’s imp 2 reduce social interaction 2 minimum. Self Quarantine.The idea of #JanataCurfew on Sunday is a means to this end & we should continue this concept at a personal level as much as we can & more.We need to ‘slow down time’ to arrest the virus spread. Be safe & healthy all. https://t.co/MhC86Zvqg0
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) March 20, 2020
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 19, 2020
Fellow Indians, Namaskar 🙏 A short while ago, Our PM Saab, Modiji, requested all of us to show resolve & restraint in the face of COVID-19. Please also adhere to the Janta Curfew on 22nd March by staying home. Stay Safe 🙏@PMOIndia @narendramodi #JantaCurfew
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) March 19, 2020
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) March 19, 2020
Thank You @narendramodi ji for such a reassuring speech. Let's all pledge to adhere to the Janta Curfew on 22nd March, express appreciation for 5 mins at 5 pm for all those who are working day & night for our safety. Stay home to stay safe & take all the necessary precautions!
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) March 19, 2020
Hon. PM Shri @narendramodi ji announces 'janta curfew' on 22 March, from 7am to 9pm. He also appeals to all to work from home as much as possible & adopt social distancing. Senior citizens above 60 to stay at home for next 2 weeks. Let’s do this as one nation. #IndiaFightsCorona https://t.co/GHp81lbYaS
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) March 19, 2020
Have written against many govt moves but this was a speech by the PM that https://t.co/hEYggGXtzE staves of panic without undermining the gravity of the situation.Applauding those providing essential services will also make us feel more united during this pandemic. #jantacurfew https://t.co/I5maq4kDBk
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) March 19, 2020
– #JantaCurfew to prepare us for upcoming challenges
– Avoid panic while buying essential supplies
It’s time we take responsibility for the well-being of our loved ones and fellow Indians
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 19, 2020
Stay indoors, stay safe!
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