Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation once again on Tuesday night. This address was meant to inform the government’s next step on the coronavirus. PM Modi has announced the entire lockdown in entire India from 12 pm on Tuesday night. This lockdown will last for the next 21 days. PM Modi has said that it should be considered as a curfew.
PM Modi started his address with the success of Janata curfew. He said that every Indian has contributed with full responsibility and sensitivity towards the achievement of the resolution of Janata curfew. People from every section, from children to elderly and poor to rich, came together in this hour of examination. Janata curfew was made successful by every Indian. With one day curfew, India showed that when the country is in crisis when the crisis comes on humanity, then how do we all Indians fight together. You all deserve praise for the success of the Janata curfew.
The PM further said that you are listening and watching the situation of the whole world on the corona global epidemic. How has this epidemic completely outraged even the most capable countries of the world. It is not that these countries are not making efforts or they lack resources. But Corona is spreading so fast that despite all the preparations and efforts, the challenge is increasing in these countries. The conclusion that is coming from the two-month study of all these countries and the experts are also saying that social distancing is the only option for effective combat against this epidemic. That is to stay away from each other, stay locked in homes. There is no other way to avoid corona. If the corona is to stop spreading, then the cycle of infection has to be broken.
Social distancing is not just for the patient
The Prime Minister said that some people are under the misconception that social distancing is only for the patient. This thinking is wrong. Social distancing is for every citizen, every family and even the Prime Minister. Carelessness and wrong thinking of some people will put you, your children, parents, family, friends and the whole country in a very difficult situation. If such negligence continues, India may have to pay a huge price. It is also difficult to guess how much this price will be.
Full ban on exiting homes from tonight
PM Modi said that for the last two days, there is a lock down in many parts of the country. Take these efforts of the state governments very seriously. Considering the experiences of health sector experts and other countries, the country is going to take an important decision. The decision is that from today on Tuesday night, the entire country is going to lock down from 12 o’clock. In order to save India, every citizen of India is being imposed full ban on leaving the houses from 12 o’clock tonight. Every state of the country, every union territory, every district, every village, every town, every street and locality is now being locked down. It is curfew in a way. One step ahead of public curfew and more stringent. It is very important to fight with Corona. Certainly, the country will have to bear the economic cost of this lock down. But saving the life of every Indian is the biggest priority of the Government of India, State Governments, every local body at this time.
The Prime Minister further said that, therefore, I request you that wherever you are in the country, stay the same. In view of the present situation, this lockdown will be 21 days in the country. The coming 21 days are very important for every citizen, every family. According to experts, the time of 21 days is very important to break the transition cycle of Corona. If these 21 days are not possible then the country and your family will go back 21 years. If not for 21 days, many families will be destroyed forever.
So forget what happens to get out for 21 days. Stay in your house Today’s decision, nationwide lockdown has drawn a Lakshman Rekha at the door of your house. Just one step out of the house can bring a serious epidemic like corona into the house.
This disease is not known in the beginning
PM Modi said that remember that many times a person infected with this pandemic seems right in the beginning. It is not known that he is infected. So take precautions those who are at home are telling this thing on social media in a new and very innovative way. Expert says that it takes several days for the patient to show signs of corona. In such a situation, he also infects those who come in contact with him. According to the WHO, a person infected with this epidemic can reach hundreds of people in just 10 days a week. It spreads like fire.
The WHO also says that it took 67 days for the number of people infected with Corona to become 1 lakh. After that it took just 11 days to reach 2 lakh people. It is even more frightening that it took only 4 days to reach 2 lakh infected people to 3 lakh people. In such a situation, you can guess how fast it spreads. This is the reason that when it started spreading in countries like China, America, France, Germany, Iran, Italy etc., the situation became uncontrollable. While healthcare, modern resources, medical equipment and systems of these countries are considered to be the best in the whole world. Despite this, they could not reduce the effect of corona.
Foreigners fully follow the guidelines
The only option to avoid this is to stay at home. Citizens of all these countries followed their government’s guidelines 100 percent. Citizens of these countries did not leave their homes for weeks. So now these countries are recovering from this epidemic. That is why we too have to stay at home following social distancing. From the village to the city, from the common man to the Prime Minister, it has to be followed. We have to stop the infection of this epidemic virus, break the chain of its spread.
The PM said that India is at that stage today, where our today’s action will decide how much we can reduce the impact of this major disaster. This is the time to exercise restraint at every step. Remember that if there is life, there is a world. It is a time of patience and discipline.
Think about people engaged in essential services
The Prime Minister once again mentioned people engaged in essential and emergency services. He said that you should think about those people who are fighting the war against this epidemic by risking their lives. Such as doctors, nurses, medical staff, para-medical staff, pathologists, drivers driving ambulances, sweepers etc. These people are serving the people in these difficult situations and are trying to save one person each. Think of those people who are sanitizing your society, your neighborhoods, your streets, public places, everywhere. Think of the media people who are going to hospitals and other places to take the risk of infection and to convey the right information to you. Think of the policemen, who are deployed to save you and your family and are also becoming the victims of people’s anger, even in this era.
Work on improving health facilities continues
The Prime Minister said that the State Governments and the Central Government are taking all possible measures to ensure that people are not inconvenienced in everyday life. Corona In the midst of conditions created by the global epidemic, the state governments at the Center and across the country are working fast. There are remedies for lack of anything. It is a time of crisis even for the poor. To reduce their trouble, people including civil society and many other people are coming forward.
Work is going on for the betterment of the country’s health facilities. Work is being done on the advice of WHO, health experts etc. To strengthen the health infra of the country, Rs 15,000 crore has been announced. The money will be spent on corona-related testing facilities, personal protective equipment, ICU beds, ventilators, isolation beds, and a number of other essential resources such as medical, paramedical forces. I have requested the state governments that the priority of everyone should be health care at this time. The private sector is also with the countrymen in this difficult time. Private labs, private hospitals are also coming forward.
Avoid rumors and self-treatment
PM Modi also said that in such times, rumors fly high. Avoid any rumors and blind faith. Follow the advice of Central Government, State Government and Medical Professionals. During the symptoms of this disease do not take any medicine without consulting a doctor, it can be dangerous. The 21-day lock down is a long time but extremely important to protect life. I believe that every Indian will not only face this crisis but will emerge victorious. Taking care of yourself and your loved ones, follow these laws and rules and accept these bonds.