India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the citizens on Thursday, March 19, as Coronavirus cases in India increased. Modi announced that there will be a curfew on Sunday, March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm to take tough measures against what he called a growing crisis.
“There is a need to follow two important things to fight this pandemic — resolve and restraint,” he said. "During this curfew, we shall neither leave our homes nor get onto the streets or roam about our localities. Only those associated with emergency and essential services will leave home,” the PM said. “This Janata Curfew will in a way be a litmus test for us. This is also the time to see how prepared India is to fight off a global pandemic like the coronavirus."
Bollywood celebrities like Ajay Devgn, Ayushmann Khurrana, Parineeti Chopra, Sidharth Malhotra among others have come out in support of Modi's Janta Curfew initiative.
Fellow Indians, Namaskar ???? A short while ago, Our PM Saab, Modiji, requested all of us to show resolve & restraint in the face of COVID-19. Please also adhere to the Janta Curfew on 22nd March by staying home. Stay Safe ????@PMOIndia @narendramodi #JantaCurfew
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) March 19, 2020
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) March 19, 2020
Also highlighting a few points below that must be addressed :
- Social Distancing is KEY
- Do not indulge in Panic Buying
- We should be vigilant & avoid stepping out only until necessary
I will do my bit, I hope you do too #IndiaFightsCorona
Stay at HOME!
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) March 19, 2020
#JantaCurfew is a bold yet important initiative by our Honourable PM, which is a self-inflicted quarantine on Sunday, March 22 from 7 AM to 9 PM. It is a very measured and sensible way to fight this pandemic by not creating panic yet acknowledging the gravity of the situation. https://t.co/rXANVvhBSO
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) March 19, 2020
The hon’ble Prime Minister @narendramodi ji has called for a #JantaCurfew on the 22nd of March from 7am - 9pm. Social distancing, understanding the importance of being indoors and maintaining personal hygiene will be key to fighting this pandemic. ???????? #IndiaFightsCorona
— bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) March 19, 2020
The assuring words & calm demeanor of our leader honourable PM @narendramodi Ji gave me comfort. I pledge to follow your instructions Sir, and my respect to all the silent heroes for their relentless work in public interest. https://t.co/9yMlho6lQ1
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) March 19, 2020
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) March 19, 2020
Precaution is the key, not panic. Let's abide by the guidelines & follow the #JantaCurfew. Also,let's make sure we enable those who help us in following the guidelines & take care of their financial needs to the best of our capabilities#IndiaFightsCorona & we will rise above it!
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) March 19, 2020
T 3475 - I support #JanataCurfew .. 22 March .. 7 am to 9 pm .. I applaud all fellow countrymen who work tirelessly to keep the essential services operational in such extenuating circumstances ..
BE ONE, BE SAFE, BE IN PRECAUTION !????????????
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 19, 2020
Imp initiative by our Honorable PM @narendramodi with #jantacurfew Self-inflicted Quarantine and Staying at HOME on Sunday, March 22 from 7 AM to 9 PM is a measured and sensible way to protect from this pandemic by not creating panic yet acknowledging the gravity of the situatn
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) March 19, 2020
Our Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji has requested us to follow #JantaCurfew on 22nd March from 7am to 9pm. It is an urgent and humble appeal to us all to please be home. Stay safe & stay healthy???????? #IndiaFightsCorona https://t.co/K09jhuZVNb
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) March 19, 2020
I will take part in the #jantacurfew on March 22 nd and at 5 in the evening will show my support to our selfless heroes fighting this virus. This is a time to be one and practise #SocialDistancing. Let’s follow our prime ministers appeal. #BeSafe https://t.co/V9jAqfT7a2
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 19, 2020
22nd March 2020
7am - 9pm #JantaCurfew
— Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) March 19, 2020
Thank You @narendramodi ji for such a reassuring speech. Let's all pledge to adhere to the Janta Curfew on 22nd March, express appreciation for 5 mins at 5 pm for all those who are working day & night for our safety. Stay home to stay safe & take all the necessary precautions!
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) March 19, 2020
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) March 19, 2020