PM Modi declares 21-day lockdown from midnight

New Delhi, March 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the nation on the coronavirus pandemic and announced that the whole country will be put under lockdown from 12 pm tonight for a period of 21 days.

He said every Indian contributed for making ‘Janata curfew’ a success.

“You all deserve to be admired for success of Janta curfew on March 22,” he said.

“Cornavirus has made many powerful countries helpless; challenges are increasing despite all efforts,” he said.

“Social distancing not only for infected but for every citizen including the prime minister. If we will be negligent towards observing social distance India will have to pay heavy price,” Modi said.

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