1 min read.Updated: 24 Mar 2020, 08:40 PM IST Edited By J. Jagannath
Experts are saying that 'social distancing' is the only way to tackle coronavirus, says Modi
Don't believe in rumours and superstitions; don't take any medicines without consulting doctors
New Delhi: Taking heed from other countries, Pime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days from Tuesday midnight, asserting that this is necessary for a decisive battle against the Covid-19 outbreak. "Coronavirus has made many powerful countries helpless; challenges are increasing despite all efforts," said Modi.
In his second address to the nation on the pandemic raging across much of the world, Modi said the decision will have an economic cost but saving people's lives is of the paramount interest to his government.