Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed the nation today regarding the ongoing coronavirus outbreak across the world and the efforts to combat it. The Central Government has already drawn up a plan to sensitise people and spread awareness about the issue. His address has comes as the total number of cases in India has swelled to 173, including 19 who have recovered and four deaths.
It has been decided to constitute a task force under the finance minister to ensure all steps are taken to reduce economic difficulties. The task force will make timely interventions for all economic sections of the society, Modi said.
He has called for a self-imposed ‘Janta’ curfew on Sunday, starting from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. He appealed that people not go out of their houses during the curfew. Sunday’s citizen curfew will go towards proving our self-restraint, help in future situations.
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.
We have also taken measures to ensure that the supply of essential commodities like milk, medicine and food won’t be impacted. Hence, I urge all not to hoard these commodities and avoid panic buying.
Citizens should try and not go to hospitals for routine check-ups. Instead, they should just call their doctors over the phone for a consultation. It is important that the healthcare system is not stretched.
Social distancing is absolutely necessary to curb the spread of the coronavirus.“So I urge all the countrymen that for the next few weeks. Get out of your house only when it is very important”.
It will be ignorant to think that India will not be impacted by a problem that’s plaguing the world right now. “The Government of India is keeping a close watch on this situation, this track record of the spread of coronavirus”.
The whole world is undergoing a severe crisis, one that wasn’t seen even during the World Wars. Most crises are limited to a few countries or region but this crisis affects the entire human race around the world.
PM Modi urges people to strengthen their resolve to follow the advisories issues by state and central governments to fight the coronavirus. “Resolution and restraint is very important in combat against this global epidemic,” he says. “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,” Modi says.
Some countries have managed well by isolating their citizens. These citizens have played a big role in containing the spread. We are keeping a close eye on the track record of these nations.