Former batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to call for a ‘janta curfew’ on March 22 in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. While addressing the nation on Friday, Modi spoke on the importance of social distancing in times of a pandemic. Also Read - Centre Mulls Extending Nationwide Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Near 5000-mark With 124 Deaths | Top Developments
Tendulkar took to Twitter and shared Modi’s video highlighting the importance of staying indoors during such a time. Also Read - Coronavirus in Gujarat: 14-month-old Toddler Dies of COVID-19 in Jamnagar
Tendulkar’s post read: “Janta Curfew is the idea step in keeping ourselves prepared for any eventuality. Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji has rightly said that all of us should the fight against Covid-19 seriously. Let’s do our bit and stay at home to protect ourselves and others. Also Read - New York Leads Coronavirus Death Toll With 731 Fatalties in 24 Hours
During Modi’s 30-minute speech, he spoke of how the pandemic has affected the human race as compared to the two World Wars.
“The whole world is going through a very serious phase. Generally, whenever a natural crisis occurs, it is limited to a few countries or states. But the coronavirus outbreak has put the entire human race in crisis,” PM Modi said.
Urging citizens, not to hoard stuff, he said, “I promise you that there will not be a shortage of milk, food, medicines and other essential supplies. This supply will never be stopped.”