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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Nation on coronavirus situation, in New Delhi. (ANI )
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Nation on coronavirus situation, in New Delhi. (ANI )

10 things PM Narendra Modi wants from Indians to tackle coronavirus crisis

  • PM Modi calls for 'Janta curfew' on Mar 22 from 7 AM-9 PM, says no citizen, barring those in essential services, should get out of house
  • To deal with coronavirus, no definite solution has been found, nor has any vaccine produced: PM

With India seeing a surge in the coronavirus cases, PM Narendra Modi in his 29-minute address on Thursday appealed to the people to take precautionary measures such as observing a ‘janta curfew’ on March 22 to prevent spread of the virus.

  • "These are testing times but we all have to maintain discipline to prevent spread of the virus," Modi said, adding the pandemic has severely affected the Indian economy
  • Modi urged Indians not to hoard or indulge in panic buying of essential commodities
  • PM Modi calls for 'Janta curfew' on Mar 22 from 7 AM-9 PM, says no citizen, barring those in essential services, should get out of house.

• On 22 March at 5PM, we should thank people like doctors, medical personnel, cleaning staff, for their service: PM

PM Modi proposes 'janta curfew': Watch full speech

With India seeing a surge in the coronavirus cases, PM Narendra Modi in his 29-minute address on Thursday appealed to the people to take precautionary measures such as observing a ‘janta curfew’ on March 22 to prevent spread of the virus.

  • "These are testing times but we all have to maintain discipline to prevent spread of the virus," Modi said, adding the pandemic has severely affected the Indian economy
  • Modi urged Indians not to hoard or indulge in panic buying of essential commodities
  • PM Modi calls for 'Janta curfew' on Mar 22 from 7 AM-9 PM, says no citizen, barring those in essential services, should get out of house.

• On 22 March at 5PM, we should thank people like doctors, medical personnel, cleaning staff, for their service: PM

• All senior citizens in our family should not get out of houses: PM Modi

• I request all people in country to get out of house only when it is extremely necessary, try and do all work from home: PM Modi.

• Social distancing extremely important and effective in reducing impact of coronavirus

  • A view has emerged in last few days that all is well, this mindset is not correct: PM on coronavirus outbreak.

• People need to resolve that they will follow advice of central and state governments

  • For a developing country like ours with a large population the growing challenge of Coronavirus is not a normal situation, said PM in his address

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