Read the full text of PM Modi’s address to the nation on fighting coronavirus.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Thursday evening, calling for “resolve and restraint” to fight the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
In the nearly 30-minute long broadcast, PM Narendra Modi asked people to stay at home as much as possible and observe a ‘janata curfew’ this Sunday.
PM Modi called for ‘janata curfew’ on March 22 from 7 am-9 pm, saying no citizen, barring those in essential services, should get out of their house, and asserted that it will be a litmus test to show how much India is ready to take on the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic.
Here’s the full text of PM Modi’s address on fighting coronavirus:
My dear fellow citizens, the whole world is currently passing through a period of very serious crisis. Normally, when a natural crisis strikes, it is limited to a few countries or states. However, this time the calamity is such that it has it has put all of mankind in crisis. World Wars 1 and 2 did not impact as many countries, as have been affected by corona today.
Over the last two months, we are continuously observing and hearing of grave corona virus related news. In these two months, the 130 crore citizens of India have ably dealt with the global corona pandemic and have exercised due caution.
However, in the past few days, it is appearing as if we have averted the crisis, and everything is okay. Complacency in respect of a global pandemic like corona is not appropriate. Therefore, it is essential that each and every Indian remains alert and cautious.