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DMK lauds PM's call for 21-day lockdown to curb virus spread

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu on

Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a three week lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, saying it should be made into a "self-imposed rule."

Party chief M K Stalin said people should realise there was no alternative to stem the spread of the virus.

"I wholeheartedly welcome the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop the (spread) of coronavirus," he said in a Facebook post.

"Let's make this a self-imposed rule," he added.

People should realise there was no alternative to check the virus spread and follow it, he said.

Modi earlier announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days from Tuesday midnight, asserting that social distancing is the only way out for the country in its decisive battle against the coronavirus.

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First Published: Tue, March 24 2020. 22:42 IST