In his address to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a complete lockdown in the country for the next 21 days. The three weeks lockdown begins for Tuesday midnight and all states and union territories are set to follow the instructions strictly. As soon as the announcement was made, hashtags #CoronavirusInIndia and #CurfewInIndia started trending. Various Bollywood celebrities joined the trend and tweeted in support of the nationwide lockdown. Check these out: Also Read - Central Govt Allocates Rs 15,000 Crore For Coronavirus Testing Facilities, Says PM Modi

“With folded hands, I request you to stay put wherever you are,” said Prime Minister Modi in his 8 pm speech on Tuesday. He added that he is mindful of the economic ramifications of it. However, this is a smaller concern. PM Modi warned, if we don’t follow a complete lockdown for the coming 21 days, the nation will go back 21 years and many families will be devastated due to the growing coronavirus infection.

He also said many powerful countries in the world have become helpless, regardless of their efforts. He once again reiterated that social distancing is the only way to deal with this deadly coronavirus that has infected more than 500 in India, so far.

To all reading this, stay indoors, stay safe, this is high time!