Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced Janata Curfew on Sunday, 22nd March in the wake of COVID 19 outbreak.
Janta Curfew will be self-imposed and self-regulated and will be effective from 7 in the morning till 9 in the evening.
PM Modi said, no one should step out of their homes during this period except those people in essential services.
The Prime Minister addressed the nation last evening in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
He also urged countrymen to thank people like doctors, medical personnel and cleaning staff for their service on Sunday at 5 pm.
PM Modi requested all people to step out of the house in the coming few weeks only if extremely necessary and work from home as much as possible. He also urged senior citizens above the age of 65 years to stay at home in the coming days.
Prime Minister said the government is taking all necessary steps to ensure the supply of essential commodities. He appealed to the people not to go for panic buying.
PM Modi also appealed to the business community to take care of the economic needs of their employees by not deducting their salary if they are not able to come to work.
Prime Minister also said the government has decided to constitute a Task Force under the Chairmanship of Finance Minister which will interact with all the stakeholders.
PM Modi pointed out that for a developing country like India with a huge population, coronavirus will not be easy to deal with. He said to resolve and restraint are a must in order to contain the outbreak.
(With inputs from PTI)