PM Narendra Modi | File Photo

Calling on people of the country to observe social distancing to check the spread of Coronavirus in the country, Prime Minister Narendra modi on Thursday, March 19, said people should observe a ‘janata curfew’ on Sunday, March 22, from 7 am to 9 pm.

In an address to the nation on the threat of Coronavirus in the country, PM Modi said, “I request everyone to get out of the house only when it is extremely necessary. Try and do all work from home.”

In this context, he urged the people to observe a ‘Janata Curfew’ from 7 am to 9 pm on Sunday wherein all people would remain at home during this period.

“I want you all to follow ‘Janata Curfew’ – a curfew that one imposes on themselves, this Sunday” PM said.

He also called on people of the country to thank the sections of society who have been working day and night to serve the people amid the Coronavirus scare.

“For last 2 months, millions are working day and night in hospitals and airports and those serving others by not taking care of themselves. On March 22, at 5 pm 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,” Modi said.

In his address, the PM also announced the setting up of a COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force under the Finance Minister to tackle the financial impact of the Coronavirus.

“The 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 said.

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