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'Lakshman rekha': What Modi said about 21-day lockdown against coronavirus

India would have to pay massively if citizens are careless and thus everyone must take the lockdown seriously, says PM Modi

PM Modi addressing the nation on coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday
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PM Modi addressing the nation on coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday

BS Web Team New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a lockdown across the country for 21 days from Tuesday midnight, asserting that this is necessary for a "decisive battle" against the coronavirus outbreak.
 
Modi, in his second address to the nation since Sunday, said India will face a financial strain but saving people's lives is of the paramount interest. Here are key quotes from his speech.
 
"If we don't handle these 21 days well, then our country, your family will go backwards by 21 years".
 
"Experts are saying that social distancing is the only way to deal with the coronavirus crisis across

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First Published: Mar 24 2020 | 9:13 PM IST

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