In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, that has brought the world to a standstill, former India cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir on Monday made an appeal to the citizens asking them to stay indoors during the threat. He also suggested if someone asked to stay in isolation disobeys it, they should face the prison. Also Read - Karnataka: Not In Position to Impose Complete Lockdown in State, Says Health Minister Sudhakar

“You will also go and take your family too! Quarantine or jail! Do not be a threat to the whole society and stay at home! The battle is not with jobs and business, but with life! Those who provide essential services should not be disturbed. Follow the lockdown!! Jai Hind,’ Gambhir tweeted. Also Read - India Records Over 1.6 Lakh Cases in Last 24 Hours, Surpasses Brazil to Become Second Most COVID-hit Country After US

Meanwhile, with the number of positive cases rising every hour, the government has declared lockdowns in most parts of the country.

On Monday, PM Narendra Modi took to social media to appeal to those who were still not taking the lockdown procedures 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 follow the rules and Get the laws done,” tweeted PM earlier on Monday morning.