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Let us all be a part of Janta Curfew: PM Modi

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the nation to become a part of ‘Janta Curfew’, saying it will add tremendous strength to the fight against COVID-19 menace.

In a recorded video message, he urged people to follow social distancing and Janata Curfew and remain indoors.

“In a few minutes from now, the Janata Curfew commences. Let us all be a part of this curfew, which will add tremendous strength to the fight against COVID-19 menace. The steps we take now will help in the times to come. Stay indoors and stay healthy,” Modi tweeted.

In the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic which has also affected India, Prime Minister Modi had urged the people of the country to opt for a ‘Janta Curfew’ between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday.

In his special address to the nation, Modi said: “Today I am requesting the people of the country for a Janta Curfew, on March 22, this Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.”

He urged people to follow this ‘curfew’, not go out on the streets or even gather in their societies or markets and stay inside their homes.

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Describing it as the need of the hour, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had asked everyone in the country to support the step. Shah said he will be strictly following the Janta Curfew and urged the nation to join.

In a tweet, he said people should break the chain and protect our nation against this pandemic with social distancing and self-isolation.

“As Janta Curfew, people’s movement begins, I pledge to strictly follow PM Narendra Modi ji’s call. I also urge my fellow countrymen to participate. Let’s break the chain and protect our nation against this pandemic with social distancing and self-isolation,” Shah tweeted.

Meanwhile, the total number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in India has reached 315 on Sunday, including foreign nationals.

As of 10.45 p.m. on Saturday, out of the 315 cases, 22 were discharged and cured of the virus across the country, the Union Health Ministry said.

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While the updated state-wise list is yet to be uploaded, the Ministry said four coronavirus related deaths have been reported in the country so far.

“The total number of confirmed cases so far in the country as on March 21 at 10:45 p.m., including foreign nationals, was 315,” the Ministry said.

(IANS)

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