Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appreciated notable cricketers for appealing the people to take all precautionary measures and observe the 'Janta Curfew' on Sunday in an attempt to curtail the spread of novel Coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi mentioned Team India skipper Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Kevin Pietersen, Suresh Raina and Ajinkya Rahane and he said that these explosive batsmen who've seen teams through crises have something to say to us. "We too will come together to fight COVID-19," added PM Modi.
Explosive batsmen who've seen teams through crises have something to say to us.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 20, 2020
We too will come together to fight COVID-19. #IndiaFightsCoronahttps://t.co/vSZCibHvzzhttps://t.co/XPXNhJ0Rlxhttps://t.co/0a7JcT4IVVhttps://t.co/wEIFA6ZehQhttps://t.co/e63GDehTOg
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Thursday had urged the citizens of the country to adhere to the norms put in place by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Taking to Twitter, Kohli appealed to everyone to be alert, attentive and aware to combat the threat posed by COVID-19. PM Modi in his address on Thursday, called for a nationwide 'Janta Curfew' on Sunday from 7 AM to 9 PM.
Also, special mention to all the medical professionals in the country and around the globe for all the efforts being put in to fight the #CoronaVirus. Let's support them by taking care of ourself and everybody around us by maintaining good personal hygeine. #IndiaFightsCorona— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 19, 2020
Meanwhile, Kevin Pietersen on Friday took to Twitter to advise fans in India to stay safe amidst the growing cases of the coronavirus pandemic in India. Pietersen, in an attempt to engage with a larger Indian audience, tweeted in Hindi, asking them to follow the government's directives. adding that it was Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper Shreevats Goswami who taught him Hindi.
Namaste india 🙏 hum sab corona virus ko harane mein ek saath hai , hum sab apne apne sarkar ki baat ka nirdes kare aur ghar me kuch Dino ke liye rahe , yeh samay hai hosiyaar rahene ka .App sabhi ko der sara pyaar 💕— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) March 20, 2020
My Hindi teacher - @shreevats1 🙏🏻
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to implement a nationwide 'Janta Curfew' - a curfew by the people and for the people - on Sunday from 7 AM to 9 PM to avoid mass gatherings in an attempt to contain the Coronavirus spread. The Prime Minister stated that people should stay in their homes on March 22 while the Janta Curfew is implemented and avoid going out unless extremely important. PM Modi added that the Janta Curfew will help us prepare for the upcoming challenges.
Addressing the nation on Thursday, PM Modi said, "Today, I ask you all for you support to implement the Janata Curfew. Janata Curfew is a curfew of the people and by the people implemented by the people itself. This Sunday, that is after two days - March 22, morning 7 am to 9 pm in the night, all citizens should follow the Janta Curfew."