The lockdown orders were issued after Indian followed a 14-hour-long Janata Curfew appealed by PM Modi on Sunday (Photo Credit: File Photo)
On the first day of the government-imposed shutdown in various parts of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to point out that people are still not taking the lockdown seriously. Currently 13 states and 80 districts are in complete lockdown, barring essential services, while citizens have asked to minimise interaction at every level to stop the spread of novel coronavirus.
The lockdown orders were issued after Indian followed a 14-hour-long Janata Curfew appealed by the prime minister. While the purpose of the whole exercise was to increase isolation, many people were seen taking large gatherings or even celebrating together during the curfew on Sunday. Meanwhile, the centre has asked states to strictly enforce lockdown and to take legal action against violators.
"Many people are still not taking the lockdown seriously. Please save yourself, save your family, follow the instructions seriously. I request the state governments to get the rules and laws followed," the PM tweeted on Monday morning.
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In his address to the nation on Thursday, Modi had people of asked to follow the Janata Curfew for 14 hours. He had also urged people to express gratitude to the unsung heroes who are leading the fight against the coronavirus by giving a five-minute standing ovation at 5 pm on Sunday by clapping hands, beating plates or ringing bells. (With Agency Inputs)