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PM Calls For Complete Lockdown Of Entire Nation For 21 Days

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a complete lockdown of the entire nation for the next 21 days beginning at midnight tonight in an effort to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic. In a special televised address to the Nation yesterday, the Prime Minister said that even those nations with the best of the medical facilities could not contain the virus and that the social distancing is the only option to mitigate it. The analysis of happenings in all these countries since the last two months, and the opinion of experts has proved that there is only one way to effectively deal with Coronavirus - Social Distancing he said. He also urged the people to take the lockdown imposed by the State Governments in several parts of the country, in the last few days with utmost sincerity. The Prime Minister announced that from midnight tonight onwards, the entire country shall go under complete lockdown, a total ban is being imposed on people, from stepping out of their homes for a period of 21 days. He said this decision was taken from the experiences of health sector experts and experiences of other countries and that 21 days is essential to break the chain of infection.

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First Published: Wed, March 25 2020. 10:20 IST