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PM Modi on Coronavirus in India: battle of Mahabharata won in 18 days, war against coronavirus will take 21 days | India News


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the battle of Mahabharata was won in 18 days, while the war on the coronavirus will take 21 days. He was interacting with the citizens of Varanasi via video conference on Wednesday.

“The Mahabharata war was won in 18 days. The fact that the whole country is now fighting the crown will take 21 days. Our goal is to win this war in 21 days,” Prime Minister Modi said.

In his first public engagement after the announcement of the closure, the Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to people for taking time for interaction.

“Today is the first day of Navratri, everyone should be busy performing rituals and offering prayers, but still they took the time for this interaction, I am grateful to all of you. I pray to the Goddess Shailputri to give us strength in the fight of the country against the coronavirus, “said Prime Minister Modi

“As a Varanasi MP, I should have been with you at times like these. But you are aware of the things that are happening in Delhi. Despite being busy here, I have been receiving regular updates from my colleagues about Varanasi.” he said.

The Prime Minister also announced that the government has formed an assistance service, in collaboration with WhatsApp, to find correct information about the coronavirus.

He said that it can be accessed through WhatsApp number 9013151515 by sending a text message with ‘Namaste’ to this number, in English or in Hindi.

He also asked people not to believe the rumors and said, “Sometimes people don’t pay attention to the things that are important. The same thing is happening in India. I ask people to understand the facts and not to believe in the rumors. COVID-19 does not discriminate between the rich and the poor. It does not forgive anyone just because they practice yoga or exercise daily. ”

The Prime Minister said he was deeply hurt by the misbehavior of some people against doctors, airline crews and essential services personnel who are at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus.

“People in white in hospitals and clinics are our gods now; they should be respected,” he said.

The Prime Minister also urged people to commit to helping at least nine poor families over the next 21 days, saying that there can be no greater offer to the gods during the Navratras than this.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day blockade across the country to deal with the spread of the coronavirus, saying “social distancing” is the only option to treat the disease, which is spreading rapidly.

In a televised address to the nation, Prime Minister Modi said it is vital to break the chain of the disease and experts have said it takes at least 21 days to do so.

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