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By Vinershea | Mar 19, 2020 09:06 PM

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and made an appeal to all Indians to stay indoors as much as possible. So that none get infected by coronavirus, saying the world has never seen a danger as grave as this.

PM Modi on Coronavirus: Modi asks people to follow Janta Curfew

PM Modi has also called for 'Janta curfew' on March 22 from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. He also asked no citizen, barring those in essential services, should get out of house. Take a look at his full speech here:

Prime Minister Modi said, "This crisis has engulfed the entire human race. For the past two months, we have been watching with concern the news about coronavirus spreading across the world. l know science has not been able to find a proper remedy for Coronavirus and no vaccine has been developed yet. In such a situation, it is natural to worry."

"For the last few days, it looks like if we are safe from Coronavirus. This belief is not right. Hence, it is very important for every Indian to remain aware and alert. For a developing country like ours, with a large population the growing challenge of Coronavirus is not a normal situation. The government of India is keeping a close watch on the track record of the spread of Corovnavirus."

He further spoke about how restrain is important at this time; "Resolution and restraint is very important in combat against this global epidemic. As citizens, people need to strengthen their resolve to follow the advisories issues by state and central governments to fight Coronavirus. Restrain is compulsory to protect ourselves and remain healthy. I request that for the coming weeks people should go out of their homes only if essential."

Highlighting about March 22, PM Modi said, "On 22nd March, from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, all countrymen have to follow 'Janta Curfew'. I request people above the age of 60 to not venture out of their homes for the next few weeks. If possible, please call at least 10 people every day and tell them about the 'Janta Curfew' as well as the measures to prevent Coronavirus."

"Postpone elective surgeries by a month, avoid routine check-ups to ease pressure on health services. I request the countrymen to avoid visiting hospitals for routine check ups. If you have appointment for any non-essential surgery, please postpone for one month. We should keep in mind that pressure should not come on hospitals. I appeal to all not to go into panic buying to store essential commodities. Steps being taken to ensure that there is no scarcity of essential commodities."

He finally ended his speech by hailing the service of all who are giving their best to combate this issue, "for last two months, millions are working day and night in hospitals and airports and those serving others by not taking care of themselves. On Mar 22, at 5'o clock, we should stand on our doorways, balconies, in our windows and keep clapping hands and ringing the bells for 5 minutes to salute and encourage them."

"Government has decided to constitute COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force under Finance Minister. The task force will remain in regular touch with all stakeholders, take their feedback and make decisions accordingly," he ended his speech.

If you wish to listen to it, the video is below:

அரசியல், விளையாட்டு, நாட்டுநடப்பு, குற்ற சம்பவங்கள், வர்த்தகம், தொழில்நுட்பம், சினிமா, வாழ்க்கை முறை என பலதரப்பட்ட சுவாரஸ்யமான செய்திகளை தமிழில் படிக்க இங்கு கிளிக் செய்யவும்