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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation tonight on issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is Modi's second address to countrymen in less than a week as India is ramping up efforts to curtail the spread of the highly contagious virus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it is imperative to keep the “fighting spirit" of the people up while tackling the spread of the virus.

"Some people are under the misconception that social distancing is only for those infected with coronavirus... but they should understand that this for everyone because it is important to break the cycle," said PM Modi in his address to the nation

In his previous address to the nation on Thursday, the Prime Minister had urged people to follow a 'Janta Curfew' on Sunday which was, by and large, a success as citizens remained indoors. As of now, almost the entire country is under lockdown to restrict public movement in a bid to break the chain of transmission of coronavirus.

Here are the updates:

  • Covid-19: India under complete lockdown from Wednesday for 21 days, says PM Modi
  • With folded hands, I appeal to people not to go out of their homes: PM
  • India under complete lockdown from Wednesday, says PM Modi
  • We are taking all steps to ensure continuous supply of essential commodities: PM Modi
  • Next 21 days very crucial for India
  • 15,000 crore allotted for Coronavirus testing facilities, PPEs, ICUs, Ventilators and training medical workers: PM Modi
  • In the view of the current situation, the nationwide complete lockdown will be in place for 21 days - 3 weeks: PM Modi
  • Lockdown of 21 days is a long time, but this is important for you and your family's safety. I believe that every Indian will not only successfully tackle this challenge but also emerge victorious in this time of crisis: PM Modi
  • 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: PM Narendra Modi
  • 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: PM Modi
  • Lockdown of 21 days is a long time, but this is important for you and your family's safety. I believe that every Indian will not only successfully tackle this challenge but also emerge victorious in this time of crisis: PM Modi
  • Think about the police personnel who are on their duty, day and night - without thinking about their own family, to protect you and your family. They also face the anger of some people sometimes: PM Modi
  • If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21 days (of nationwide complete lockdown), we will be pushed back 21 years: PM Narendra Modi
  • Total lockdown in the whole country from 12 am midnight: PM Modi
  • Only way to be safe from coronavirus is social distancing: PM
  • Coronavirus spreading at a rapid pace: PM
  • Every Indian contributed for making Janta curfew a success: PM Modi




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