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'Precautions Not Panic': PM Modi Urges People To Avoid Travel In View Of Coronavirus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Saturday Urged The People To Avoid Leaving Home And The City In View Of Novel Coronavirus Outbreak.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Anurag Singh | Updated on: 21 Mar 2020, 06:22:28 PM
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PM Modi Urges People To Stay Indoor And Follow Doctors, Authorities Advice (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the people to avoid leaving home and the city in view of novel coronavirus outbreak. He also appealed people to follow the instructions given by doctors and authorities.

"Never forget - precautions not panic! It’s not only important to be home but also remain in the town/ city where you are. Unnecessary travels will not help you or others. In these times, every small effort on our part will leave a big impact."

"This is the time we should all listen to the advise given by doctors and authorities. All those who have been told to stay in home quarantine, I urge you to please follow the instructions. This will protect you as well as your friends and family," PM Modi in another tweet.

The series of tweets from PM Modi comes a day ahead of the Janata Curfew in the country. Calling for “resolve and restraint” to fight coronavirus, PM modi had on Thursday asked the entire country to observe ‘Janta curfew’ on Sunday.

In a nearly 30-minute national broadcast, he asked people to stay indoors and work from home as much as possible while underscoring the dangers of coronavirus, saying the world has never seen a crisis as grave as this. The self-imposed voluntary lockdown will be in effect from 7 am to 9 pm on Sunday and apart from people involved in the duties of emergency and national importance, nobody will come out of their respective houses.

Also Read: Coronavirus Pandemic | People Should Not Go For Test Out Of Fashion, Says Health Ministry

It is to be noted that a total of 298 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in India. Out of the total number, four people have died and 22 others have been recovered. Maharashtra remains the worst-hit with 52 positive cases, followed by Kerala which has 40 cases of COVID-19 including 3 students from Wuhan who recovered last month.

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First Published : 21 Mar 2020, 06:22:28 PM

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