Narendra Modi’s Speech Today: Highlights of PM Modi’s Speech on Coronavirus in India | India News
These are the highlights of what PM Modi said:
* The whole world is going through a very serious phase of crisis right now. In general, each time a natural crisis strikes, it is limited to a few countries or states. But this time this crisis is such that it has put the entire human race in danger around the world.
* Everyone collectively faces this dilemma; Even during World War 1 and 2, many countries were not affected.
Until now, science has been unable to find a suitable remedy for
coronavirus and no vaccine has yet been developed. In such a situation, it is natural to worry.
* In the past two months, 130 Crore Indians fought this pandemic together, but we should not feel that we are safe from this pandemic and be complacent.
* You should not lower your guards against a coronavirus. All Indians must be alert.
* Some countries have managed well by isolating their citizens. These citizens have played an important role in containing the spread. We are closely monitoring the history of these nations.
* For a developing country like India with a large population, the coronavirus poses an even greater challenge. Believing that India will not be affected by this pandemic is wrong.
* Resolution and moderation are very important to combat this global epidemic. As citizens, people must strengthen their determination to follow warnings issued by the state and central government to combat the coronavirus.
* The restriction is mandatory to protect us and keep us healthy. I ask that in the coming weeks, people leave their homes only if it is essential. We all must isolate ourselves.
* On March 22, 7 a.m. At 9 p.m., all compatriots must follow ‘Janta Curfew’. During this period, no one should leave their homes. Only those who participate in the provision of essential services can leave.
* March 22 will be a test of our efforts to protect our nation from the virus. This Janta curfew will also show the world how ready we are to deal with this virus.
* If possible, call at least 10 people every day and tell them about the ‘Janta curfew’ and about measures to prevent coronavirus.
* In difficult times like these, make sure that our essential services, our hospitals are not pressured unnecessarily. I request everything to avoid going to hospitals for routine check-ups.
* If you have taken a date for elective surgery, try to postpone it if it is not urgent.
* This virus is also affecting our economy. Under finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the government decided to form a Covid-19 economic recovery task force. The working group will listen to all stakeholders and states to take steps to minimize the impact of Covid-19 on the economy.
* We have also taken measures to ensure that the supply of essential products such as milk, medicines and food is not affected. Therefore, I urge everyone not to treasure these products and avoid panic buying.
* We must dedicate all our efforts to save ourselves from this contagion. Everyone must play a role in protecting themselves and people.
* Humanity must win. India must win.
Earlier in the meeting, the Prime Minister emphasized actively engaging with individuals, local communities and organizations to establish mechanisms to combat the pandemic. It also urged officials and technical experts to deliberate on the next steps.
The Prime Minister has been regularly turning to social media, urging people to prepare, but without panicking. He has supported the idea of avoiding spurious travel and limiting meetings to control the spread of the virus.
The total number of coronavirus cases rose to 173 in the country on Thursday.