In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on March 19 to assure the janata on the steps being taken to curb the outbreak. PM Modi has urged the citizens to voluntarily isolate on March 22, 2020, i.e on Sunday from 7 am to 9 pm. It will be a trial run to check social isolation in order to record the spread of the disease. The PM in his speech asked the citizens to promote the idea, and Bollywood was quick to join in. Soon after the announcement, celebrities took to their social media pages to hail Modi for this idea to prevent the spread.
Many celebrities tweeted about it and pleaded the netizens to follow Janata curfew. While Twinkle Khanna and Varun Dhawan applauded the initiative in their tweets, Akshay Kumar called it an “excellent initiative”. Ajay Devgn requested his fans on Twitter to stay at home and practice social distancing. Sanjay Dutt also took to Twitter to thank PM Modi and urged everyone to stay home.
Have written against many govt moves but this was a speech by the PM that https://t.co/hEYggGXtzE staves of panic without undermining the gravity of the situation.Applauding those providing essential services will also make us feel more united during this pandemic. #jantacurfew https://t.co/I5maq4kDBk
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) March 19, 2020
T 3475 – I support #JanataCurfew .. 22 March .. 7 am to 9 pm .. I applaud all fellow countrymen who work tirelessly to keep the essential services operational in such extenuating circumstances ..
BE ONE, BE SAFE, BE IN PRECAUTION !🙏🙏🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 19, 2020
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 19, 2020
Fellow Indians, Namaskar 🙏 A short while ago, Our PM Saab, Modiji, requested all of us to show resolve & restraint in the face of COVID-19. Please also adhere to the Janta Curfew on 22nd March by staying home. Stay Safe 🙏@PMOIndia @narendramodi #JantaCurfew
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) March 19, 2020
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!
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) March 19, 2020
If possible, please call at least 10 people every day and tell them about the `Janta curfew` as well as the measures to prevent coronavirus.
Total confirmed cases in India have climbed up to 198 with 5 reported deaths. Let’s help PM Modi to bring back acche din soon with this initiative!