A three-week lockdown has been imposed on the country from Tuesday midnight. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on at 8 pm on Tuesday said that this extreme step was being taken to ensure social distancing so that the spread of coronavirus should be checked.
He said that it was important to follow the warning of World Health Organisation since the pandemic had attained dangerous dimensions across the globe.
There was the need to have a `lakshman rekha’ outside every door so that none steps out to restrict public movement in a bid to break the chain of transmission of coronavirus.
“Stay wherever you are,” was what Modi told the people and said he was requesting one and all to stay indoors so that the lives are saved and the chain is broken.