In a much-anticipated address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that the nationwide lockdown in the country will be extended till May 3. Following his address, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh welcomed the decision and urged people to follow the seven-point agenda put forth by PM Modi.
Taking to Twitter, Rajnath Singh asserted confidence and stated that the decision of extending lockdown has been announced keeping in mind all factors pertaining to public health. In addition, he also opined that the collective steps will prove to be helpful. Here's his complete statement:
"Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to extend the lockdown issued in India by May 3. This decision has been made keeping in mind the healthcare of Indians. Keeping his appeal in mind, we should all follow the lockdown and support them on their seven points"
"India's collective resolve to conquer the Coronavirus epidemic will surely succeed. In this hour of crisis, the whole country stands united with a sense of vigilance, security, cooperation and national awareness. This is our greatest strength."
आज प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi ने भारत में जारी लॉकडाउन को तीन मई तक बढ़ाने की घोषणा की है।— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 14, 2020
यह निर्णय भारतवासियों की स्वास्थ्यरक्षा को ध्यान में रख कर किया गया है। उनकी अपील को ध्यान में रखते हुए हम सबको लॉकडाउन का पालन करते हुए उनकी सात बातों पर हमें उनका साथ देना चाहिए।
कोरोना वायरस की महामारी पर विजय पाने के लिए भारत की सामूहिक संकल्प शक्ति अवश्य कामयाब होगी।— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 14, 2020
संकट की इस घड़ी में सारा देश सतर्कता, सुरक्षा, सहयोग एवं वयं राष्ट्रे जागृयाम के भाव के साथ एकजुट खड़ा है। यही हमारी सबसे बड़ी ताक़त है।
#BREAKING | Till April 20, every state, district & locality will be closely monitored - how lockdown is being implemented & how effective it is against Covid. Those successful in containing hotspots - there essential relaxations may be given: PM Modi https://t.co/jghcajZuXf pic.twitter.com/FgKn81yE2O— Republic (@republic) April 14, 2020
1. Take care of those in the family who already have a history of health issues, and the elderly
2. Lockdown and social distancing must be strictly followed. Use homemade face masks mandatorily.
3. In order to increase immunity, follow AYUSH ministry's advisory
4. To stop the spread of COVID, download Aarogya Setu mobile app and encourage others to do so as well
5. Try to help the poor as much as possible, especially with food
6. Don't layoff employees during the lockdown period