PM reviews COVID-19 strategy with all states; calls for citizens participation to combat challenge
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized the need for the Centre and all States working together as the threat of the Corona virus pandemic is common for all states. Interacting with Chief Ministers of all the states through video conferencing to discuss measures to combat Novel Corona virus, Mr Modi said, no stone should be left unturned in the common endeavors to fight COVID-19. He asked Chief Ministers to ensure that all necessary steps are taken and all advisories are followed to ensure safety of citizens in the country at large. He said that while participation of citizens is necessary to combat the challenge, but panic needs to be avoided. Mr Modi said, the next three to four weeks are crucial in efforts to contain spread of the virus and the most important measure for containment is social distancing. He requested Chief Ministers to ensure its effective implementation.
The Prime Minister also appreciated the steps taken by the states and thanked them for sharing their experiences and giving suggestions. He hailed the efforts of people from various walks of life that have come together to support the initiative of Janata Curfew this Sunday to contain the spread of corona virus Covid-19.
Prime Minister has said that every Indian should be vigilant in view of COVID-19 outbreak. In his address to the nation, Mr Modi gave nine calls urging everyone to avoid stepping out of homes until it is absolutely essential. He said, those over the age of sixty should remain inside their homes for the coming few weeks.