New Delhi (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the nation to become a part of 'Janata Curfew', saying it will add tremendous strength to the fight against COVID-19 menace.
In a recorded video message, he urged people to follow social distancing and Janata Curfew and remain indoors.
"In a few minutes from now, the Janata Curfew commences. Let us all be a part of this curfew, which will add tremendous strength to the fight against COVID-19 menace. The steps we take now will help in the times to come. Stay indoors and stay healthy," Modi tweeted.
In the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic which has also affected India, Prime Minister Modi had urged the people of the country to opt for a 'Janata Curfew' between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday.
In his special address to the nation, Modi said: "Today I am requesting the people of the country for a Janata Curfew, on March 22, this Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m."
He urged people to follow this 'curfew', not go out on the streets or even gather in their societies or markets and stay inside their homes.
The novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 315 on Saturday after more than 60 fresh cases were reported in various parts of the country, the Union Health Ministry said.