BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia came out in support of the 21-day pan-India lockdown called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and encouraged citizens to follow the decision to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.
Scindia shared his video on Twitter, saying that caution is the only cure of the disease. He hailed PM Modi's 'bold but necessary announcement' of 21-day lockdown and the COVID-19 Emergency Care Fund and expressed confidence that citizens will abide by the decision responsibly.
Bold and much needed announcements, #21daylockdown and Emergency Care Fund by @narendramodi ji. I am positive that all of us Indians will do all that’s necessary to prevent the pandemic, and will emerge victorious! Stay safe, be safe!— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) March 24, 2020
"I fully support the Prime Minister's 21-day lockdown across the country to stop the Corona epidemic. We all have a responsibility to follow this decision with full discipline in the national interest. Our caution and discipline is a cure for this disease," the BJP leader said in a subsequent Tweet in Hindi.
कोरोना महामारी को रोकने के लिए प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी द्वारा समूचे देश में 21 दिन के लॉकडाउन का मैं पूरी तरह से समर्थन करता हूं। हम सबकी जिम्मेदारी है कि देशहित में इस निर्णय का पूरे अनुशासन से पालन करें।हमारी सावधानी और अनुशासन ही इस बीमारी का इलाज है।#21daysLockdown pic.twitter.com/qGZFZAQErD— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) March 24, 2020
Amid the rising Coronavirus cases in India, PM Modi, on Tuesday, announced a 21-day curfew throughout India starting at midnight on Tuesday. He said that 21 days were necessary for breaking the transmission cycle of the pandemic. The 21-day curfew is applicable to all states, districts, and villages - irrespective of whether they are currently under curfew or not.
"From midnight 12, across the country, there will be a countrywide lockdown in India. There will be a complete restriction of leaving out from the residence. All districts, the village will be locked down. This is curfew only-a stricter curfew than Janta curfew. We have to bear economic consequences because of this. But to save every Indian's life at this time is my and the government's responsibility," said PM Modi.
Currently, India's positive cases stand at 519, with 10 deaths.