Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the people of the nation to assume lockdown set in place the nation over in the wake of coronavirus disease Covid-19 seriously. He also urged the state governments to ensure rules and laws are implemented.
PM Narendra Modi Said “Many people are still not taking the lockdown seriously”
“Many people are still not taking the lockdown seriously. Please save yourself, save your family, follow the instructions seriously. I request the state governments to ensure implementation of rules and laws,” PM Modi tweeted in Hindi on Monday morning.
In his address to the country a week ago, the Prime Minister had asked that people watch 14-hour Janta Curfew. The same was implemented on Sunday and saw across the board cooperation.
In any case, a few people in different cities violated the self-imposed curfew and turned out on the streets.
In Nagpur, the police made a move against 878 people for different infringement. The proprietors of 35 foundations were reserved for keeping them open in spite of lockdown orders, police said.
There were reports of violation from Hyderabad too. “Some people are coming to see how the city looks. This is not good. They should remain in their homes and spend time creatively with their families,” Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar said on Sunday.
लॉकडाउन को अभी भी कई लोग गंभीरता से नहीं ले रहे हैं। कृपया करके अपने आप को बचाएं, अपने परिवार को बचाएं, निर्देशों का गंभीरता से पालन करें। राज्य सरकारों से मेरा अनुरोध है कि वो नियमों और कानूनों का पालन करवाएं।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 23, 2020
A few cars and taxicabs were seen on streets in certain urban areas in West Bengal.
The total number of Covid-19 positive cases has arrived at near 400 in India, with eight deaths.
After the Janta Curfew, many state governments announced lockdown in different regions to check the spread of the disease. The violations will confront strict action, the governments have warned.
The Delhi government has fixed the city’s borders with neighboring states and suspended public transport.
“We have learnt this from the world that the less you venture outside, the less you come in contact with the world that much we can save ourselves,” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal told reporters on Sunday.
“We are saying this repeatedly that you can save yourself from coronavirus,” he said.