Yogi Adityanath Hails PM's Janta Curfew; Says 'social Distancing Best Way To Defeat Virus'

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As the nation is abiding by PM Modi's Janta Curfew call, UP Chief Minister also appealed citizens to participate and do their duty in nations' interest.

Written By Prachi Mankani | Mumbai | Updated On:
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As the nation is abiding by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Janta Curfew call, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also appealed citizens to participate and do their duty in nations' interest. In an address to the nation on Thursday, PM Modi appealed for a nationwide Janta Curfew on Sunday from 7 AM to 9 PM. 

Speaking to news agency, the Chief Minister Adityanath asserted social distancing to be the best way to defeat the pandemic and prevent its spread and further emphasised on the need for awareness of the same.

"Janta Curfew is being observed across the country today. It is a battle against #Coronavirus. Social distancing is the best way to defeat the pandemic and prevent its spread. I appeal to all the citizens to participate and do their duty in the national interest. State govt has also taken all essential measures to fight COVID-19," said Adityanath.

Taking to Twitter, the UP Chief Minister also asked everyone to make the fight against the epidemic successful with restraint, alertness, and awareness. His tweet in Hindi read: "I appeal to all of you to be a part of this campaign by the Prime Minister. Make the fight against the epidemic successful with your restraint, alertness, and awareness. Corona will lose, India will win."

 

Meanwhile, the number of positive cases in India has soared to around 330 and four deaths have been reported so far. 

READ: PM Modi appeals everyone to 'stay indoors & healthy' as Janta Curfew kicks in

BJP Leaders abide by PM Modi's Janta Curfew

BJP National President JP Nadda and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman extended their support for Janta Curfew. Taking to Twitter, Nadda asserted the curfew to be an important step by the public for the health of the public. His Tweet in Hindi read:  "Today we need to unite and fight a big battle against the corona infection. The Janta Curfew is an important step by the public for the health of the public. I request all of you, with respect to the Janta Curfew. Obey the words spoken Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi."

Finance Minister Nirmala Sithraman abiding by the curfew, asserted the need for collective action in order to mitigate the outbreak of the virus.

READ: Amit Shah urges countrymen to participate in 'people's movement' as Janta Curfew begins

Janta Curfew 

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 and avoid going out unless extremely important. He further 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."

READ: Don't leave cities & travel: PM Modi urges citizens not to panic as India fights COVID-19

READ: J&K to religiously follow PM’s call for 'Janta Curfew' says Lt. Governor

 

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