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Javadekar lauds PM's decision of 21-day nationwide lockdown

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision of announcing a 21-day lockdown and said it will prevent the spread of coronavirus.

"Historical decision by PM @narendramodi to save every Indian citizen and the country from #Coronavirus. This 21 days lockdown from midnight today will help prevent #Covid19 from spreading. #IndiaFightsCorona #StayHome #StayHomeIndia #StayAtHome," Javadekar posted on Twitter.

Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday 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. 22:10 IST