GUWAHATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 pm today to talk about vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19.
In a special live address to the nation a few days ago, Modi had urged the people of the country to opt for a ‘Janata Curfew’ on March 22, Sunday from 7 am to 9 pm.
Modi had said, “Today I am requesting the people of the country for a Janata Curfew, on March 22, this Sunday, from between 7 am to 9 pm… This is public curfew. ‘Janata Curfew’ means for the public, curfew imposed on public by themselves.”
He had urged the people to follow this ‘Curfew’; not go out on the streets or even gather in their societies and stay inside their homes. He also appealed to citizens to come to their doorsteps or balconies at 5 pm on Sunday to appreciate the work of those involved in healthcare, sanitation and all other essential services. “Come to your balconies and courtyards and streets and applaud, ring bells, bang on thalis for those who are working day and night.”
Modi had said, “The supply of all such items will not be disrupted,” assured the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister further urged people above the age of 60 should avoid going out in the coming weeks.
Sharing an instance from the past, he said: “Might be the present generation is not aware… when there was a situation of war, and villages were blacked out and the glasses of windows were darkened… People use to take precautions and even in case there was no war, the local administration carried out a drill regularly.”
The Prime Minister had also urged the people to follow the instructions issued by the State governments.