Narendra Modi's Speech on Coronavirus Live Updates: PM Calls for Social Distancing to Rein in Virus, Asks Indians to Follow 'Janata Curfew' on Sunday, Announces Economic Task Force for Relief Measures
"I request that senior citizens above 65 years of age should stay at home for a few weeks"
"This Sunday i.e 22nd March from 7AM to 9PM, All Countrymen have to follow 'JANTA CURFEW'. During this period neither we will come out of homes nor on streets, nor anywhere in the vicinity. Only people related to essential services will come out of their homes on 22nd March"
"Admist your these efforts, on 22nd March, the day of JANTA CURFEW, I am asking for your another cooperation. Since last two months, millions of people are working day and night in hospitals and airports. Be it people from field of doctors, nurses, hospital staff, housekeeping staff, airline staff, government servants, police personnel, media persons, railway, bus, auto-rickshaw, home delivery people, they are serving others by not taking care of themselves.
If you look at the present situation, it cannot be called a normal one. Today they themselves are in danger of getting infected. In spite of this, they are doing their duties, serving others. They are standing between Corona and the countrymen like protectors of the nation. The country is obliged to them.
On 22nd March, I want all of us to thank all these people sharp at 5 o'clock, we should stand on our doorways, balconies, in front of our windows and keep clapping hands and plates, ringing the bells for five minutes to salute and encourage them".
I also request to the local administration of the entire country that at 5'o clock on 22nd March, they should blow siren to inform people.