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By Vinershea | Mar 24, 2020 09:04 PM

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic which has led to 10 deaths in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation concerning on the same. 

India to be in lockdown for 21days from midnight declares PM Modi

During his speech, PM Modi said, "The nation is going to take a very important decision. Starting midnight, the whole country will be under complete lockdown to save the country." 

The lockdown will continue for 21 days starting midnight tonight. PM Modi also asked the people to stay at home and warned people against the hazard of stepping out of the house.  

"If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21 days (of nationwide complete lockdown), we will be pushed back 21 years. 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," says PM Modi.  

Talking about social distancing, PM Modi further said "Social distancing applies to everyone, including your prime minister. 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," he added. 

PM Modi also asked the people to think about those in the essential services, who are working to serve the country. "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," the prime minister stated.  

Further assuring government support, the prime minister asserted that the government is working continuously to ensure the supply of all basic amenities for all. 

The central government has allotted Rs 15,000 crore to develop the country's healthcare and make it efficient enough to deal with the menace of coronavirus. While, the money will be used to develop testing facilities, PPEs, ICUs, Ventilators and in training medical workers. 

"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," he finally added.   

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