By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Published: March 25, 2020 12:36:24 pm





Senior ministers had been current at the meeting throughout which PM Modi is anticipated to chalk out methods to cope with the pandemic.

Social distancing was evident within the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. The Cabinet meeting held at Lok Kalyan Marg comes a day after PM Modi introduced a whole lockdown throughout the nation for the subsequent three weeks and urged Indians to apply social distancing to fight coronavirus pandemic.

Senior ministers had been current at the meeting throughout which PM Modi is anticipated to chalk out methods to cope with the pandemic.

Making the lockdown announcement, Prime Minister Modi Tuesday mentioned the lockdown “is like a curfew” and whereas “21 days of lockdown is a long time”, “it is equally essential for your safety and that of your family… jaan hai toh jahaan hai”. With folded fingers, Modi urged residents to stick to his name, saying it’s relevant to everybody — from the Prime Minister to a citizen in a village. “Currently, India is at a stage where our current actions will determine how much we are able to minimise the impact of this disaster.”

Underlining social distancing as the one option to cope with the outbreak risk, the Prime Minister, in his second deal with to the nation on the pandemic, mentioned, “This decision… has drawn a Lakshman Rekha at your doorsteps. You must remember that a single step outside your home can bring a dangerous pandemic like corona inside.” he mentioned. Within minutes of his deal with, there have been stories of panic shopping for for groceries and provisions from throughout the nation. The prime minister later clarified that important gadgets can be accessible.

India has thus far recorded 562 confirmed circumstances and 10 deaths.

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