The COVID-19 outbreak has triggered panic and anxiety amongst the people around the world. As the number of coronavirus cases in India hit the 195-mark on Friday, the Government decided to take necessary steps to curb the spread of this highly-contagious virus.
In order to boost the people’s morale, PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Thursday evening, announcing a ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday from 7 am to 9 pm.
He urged the citizens to practice self-curfew on Sunday in an effort to curb the spread of the deadly disease. The PM also requested people to come out of their respective homes at 5 pm, and appreciate those working in essential services by clapping and ringing bells.
PM Modi’s initiative received an overwhelmingly positive response from Bollywood celebrities. B-Town and India Inc welcomed the move with open arms and appreciated the Prime Minister for taking the much-needed call.
Anand Mahindra, who has been tracking the coronavirus spread in India closely, sent out a tweet saying that he will be applauding the unsung heroes at 5 pm on Sunday.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw urged her followers to make ‘Janata Curfew’ a ‘resounding success’.
Harsh Goenka felt that PM’s speech instilled confidence and brought the nation together.
Shah Rukh Khan also took to Twitter to laud Modi’s call for a curfew, saying, “It’s imp 2 reduce social interaction 2 minimum. Self Quarantine.The idea of #JanataCurfew on Sunday is a means to this end & we should continue this concept at a personal level as much as we can & more.We need to ‘slow down time’ to arrest the virus spread. Be safe & healthy all.”