NFTV:India: New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night announced a 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus ( COVID 19 ), PM said was a “just like a curfew”, starting midnight from today in wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.  

“Every district, every village will go under lockdown. This is a type of curfew, much more stringent than Janta Curfew,” said PM Modi in his address to the nation. The lockdown in the country will be for 21 days as this period was necessary to break the chain of the COVID-19 virus.  PM Modi asked people to stay indoors, saying that going out could be dangerous for them and their families.

“If we fail during these 21 days, this virus will set us back by 21 years. I am not saying this as a PM, but a family member. If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21 days (of nationwide complete lockdown), we will be pushed back 21 years,” the prime minister said. 

My fellow citizens, There is no need to panic. Essential commodities, medicines, etc. would be available. Centre and various state governments will work in close coordination to ensure this. Together, we will fight COVID-19 and create a healthier India. By converging around shops, you are risking the spread of COVID-19. No panic buying please, Please stay indoors. I repeat- Centre and State Governments will ensure all essentials are available.