Coronavirus outbreak: India under complete lockdown for next 21 days
In an attempt to slow down the
spread of Coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has imposed nationwide
curfew-like lockdown for the next 21 days. The Nation has been facing a huge
challenge after 580 positive cases were reported till Wednesday morning, while
the death toll rises to 11.
Maharashtra has the maximum number of 112 positive cases after 5 fresh cases were reported on Wednesday followed by Kerala with 102 positive cases so far.
PM Modi in his address said that the lockdown is enforced to break the Covid-19 transmission chain and save India from a massive outbreak that could overwhelm the entire healthcare system. However, he also assured that the supply of all essential goods will be in place and thus, avoid panic buying.
In his address, he also highlighted that how even the developed countries like the US and Italy are struggling to take control of rapid spread of Covid-19. Therefore, there is no other way to save the country from massive health emergency.
PM Modi urged people to draw a
‘Lakshman Rekha’ and bluntly said, “Forget about venturing out. For the next 21
days, you have to do just one thing, stay put at home, stay put at home and
stay put at home only.”
Indian Railways, too, have extended the suspension of train services until April 14 in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak. Domestic and International flights will also remain suspended in the lockdown.