March 31, 2020
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As the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 p.m. on March 19.The Prime Minister is expected to restate the Health Ministry directive and travel advisories, along with possible new rules for quarantines and lockdowns.Also read: Interactive map of confirmed coronavirus cases in IndiaThe COVID-19 outbreak has claimed four lives so far in the country.Also read: Coronavirus live updatesThe next 15 days are important in stopping the spread of the disease, and the Prime Minister’s upcoming speech is expected to address the same.Here are the live updates:8 p.m.Modi advocates determination, patienceThis natural calamity has affected the whole world. In the last two months, we have been hearing concerning news from around the world.Even WW I and II did not involve as many countries as Corona Virus has done.I have come here to demand something for you.I want your time.Science has not been able to find a treatment or vaccine for coronavirus. In such a situation, concern is natural.In the worst-hit countries, there has  been a sudden explosion after the initial few days.Some countries have taken decisive steps, and have managed the situation by carrying out isolation. The citizens’ contribution has been important for this.As citizens we must resolve that we will perform our duty and follow the directions of the central government. We will avoid being infected and save others from being infected.Social distancing is paramount to tackle this situation. To not follow these guidelines would be an injustice to your family and loved ones. Leave your house only if it is essential.Senior citizens above 60-64 should stay at home. In the past, during situations of war, villages and towns were blacked out and people used to be on a vigil. I urge each citizen to abide by a ‘citizen-curfew’- a curfew by the citizens, for the citizens. Starting March 22, from 7 am to 9 pm, everyone should stay at home, except for people in the essential services.The success of the curfew will prepare us for future challenges. All community and religious organisations should guide the people in following this curfew. This citizen curfew will tell us how prepared we are to deal with this pandemic.

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