Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on Friday urged chief ministers to make sure that the implementation of ‘social distancing’ is done properly, as it is the most important way to control the spread of deadly coronavirus.
“He urged them to use soft power of persuasion as well as legal provisions, wherever necessary,” the statement said.
PM Modi stressed the need to avoid panic. Given the global context of the spread of the virus, constant vigilance is of paramount importance, he said, adding participation of citizens in combating the virus is very necessary.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik urged him to scale up coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facilities at government and private hospitals across the country and make it free.
The Prime Minister urged citizens to follow the concept of ‘Janta Curfew’ on 22nd March 2020 from 7 A.M. to 9 P.M., wherein no one apart from those involved with essential services is supposed to venture out of the home.