Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the coronavirus outbreak on March 19, Thursday, Bollywood actors pledged to join the action on Sunday amid the coronavirus outbreak. The PM appealed to 1.3 billion citizens of the country to follow ‘Janata Curfew’ between 7 am and 9 pm on March 22 on Sunday. He urged people to put themselves under self-isolation and help combat the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Also Read - World Health Day 2020: Famous Quotes to Read And Share With Your Loved Ones
Sanjay Dutt took to Twitter and spread the Prime Minister’s message of Janata Curfew. He tweeted, “Thank You @narendramodi ji for such a reassuring speech. Let’s all pledge to adhere to the Janta Curfew on 22nd March, express appreciation for 5 mins at 5 pm for all those who are working day & night for our safety. Stay home to stay safe & take all the necessary precautions!” Also Read - Yorkshire County Cricket Club Places Players And Coaches on Furlough
Akshay Kumar took to Twitter saying that the Janata curfew was an excellent initiative by the PM and he urged everyone to follow the directive given on March 22 .He tweeted, An excellent initiative by PM @narendramodi ji…this Sunday, March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm let’s all join in the #JantaCurfew and show the world we are together in this. #SocialDistancing.”
Varun Dhawan announced to take part in the ‘Janata Curfew’ as suggested by the Prime Minister in the address to the nation on coronavirus. He shared the post on Twitter that reads, “I will take part in the #jantacurfew on March 22 nd and at 5 in the evening will show my support to our selfless heroes fighting this virus. This is a time to be one and practise #SocialDistancing. Let’s follow our prime minister’s appeal. #BeSafe.”
Sonali Bendre shared the Public Service Announcement on Twitter and wrote, “#PSA 22nd March 2020 7am – 9 pm #JantaCurfew.”
Katrik Aaryan recreated his ‘Pyar Ka Punchnama’ monologue on coronavirus and spread the message of social distancing and advocated the idea of work from home as addressed by the Prime Minister in the address to nation amid COVID-19 pandemic. He captioned the video as, ?”My Appeal in my StyleSocial Distancing is the only solution, yet.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I am seeking one more support from every countrymen today. This is a public curfew. Janata curfew means for the public, curfew imposed by the public on its own. Every citizen must follow Janata curfew on this Sunday, March 22, from 7 am to 9 pm.”
The total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in India stands at 195, with death toll 4 have been reported in Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra,” the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement.