PM Modi announces nation wide lockdown for 21 days, starting tonight


New Delhi, Mar 24 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced nationwide three weeks lockdown starting from Tuesday midnight. All states and union territories will come under its purview.

He said this is an essential step to fight coronavirus decisively. He added that saving lives is priority as of now.

"With folded hands, I request you to stay put wherever you are," said Prime Minister Modi. He added that he is mindful of the economic ramifications of it. However, this is a smaller concern.

PM Modi warned, if we don't follow a complete lockdown for the coming 21 days, the nation will go back 21 years and many families will be devastated.

He also said many powerful countries in the world have become helpless, regardless of their efforts. He once again reiterated that social distancing is the only way to deal with this deadly coronavirus that has infected more than 500 in India, so far.

"Some people are under the misconception that social distancing is only for those infected with coronavirus... but they should understand that this for everyone because it is important to break the cycle," said PM Modi in his address to the nation.

"Covid-19 took 67 days to spread to one lakh people. To reach two lakh people, it took 11 days.

"But it took only four days to reach another lakh taking the total spread to three lakh," Modi said pointing out the study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic globally.
The Prime Minister said that when the coronavirus starts spreading, then it is "very tough" to stop.

"This is the reason why China, US, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Iran and other countries where the Covid-19 spread, the situation went out of control," he said.

He said that experts say that if today any person has been infected with Covid-19, then it will take some days to show its symptom.

"The man with the Covid-19 then transmits that to number of other people. And according to the WHO reports, due to this pandemic, one person can transmit the disease to hundreds of people as it spreads like fire," Modi said.

Pointing out the better medical facilities in western countries, he said: "Remember that the health sector and health facilities in Italy and US are the best in the world and they are considered the best. Despite that they were unable to stop the spread of Covid-19. In this situation, there is no way to stop it."

Modi further highlighted that the only way to stop the spread of Covid-19 is the example of the countries who dealt with it and are now coming back on the track.

"Only those countries whose people followed the government orders, did not go out of their homes are coming out of it," he said, adding that thus we should also assume that the only option in front of us it that we not go out of the home.

This is his second address to the nation regarding coronavirus. In his first address he urged Indians to observe 'Janata Curfew'.

  

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  • Ashu, Kishangarh,#277,chandigarh

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    How we can arrange our daily food requirements such as milk bread and etc.
    Because there is all lockdown..
    So,my actual question is that...
    Is there any supplier will supply daily food items or ration as well for any particular sec or town...?

    And

    Tq for all of this good things that you had done....
    THANK YOU PRIME MINISTER...

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  • Biswajit RAI, Kolkata

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Due to Corona virus modi sir announced lockdown of 21 days ......then how should I pay my emi because due to lockdown I. Don't have source of income .......I want to request government of India to delay the dates of emi.....or it will be bad for my future civil score

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  • Mahesh Dudani, Mira Road Mumbai Maharashtra 401107

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Welcome the lockdown but as a small self employed person how do I pay the shop rent, home and vehicle EMI and Credit card payments is there plan for these monthly expenses

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Dear Citizens, We have one last chance for the sake of others. If we do not follow now it means you have indirectly put at stake the lives of millions of people. Please stay indooors. A exponential growth can never be won and we will end up on loosing side against this tiny invisible corona.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal, Sharjah

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Stay at home for 21 days OR Going back to 21 years ? Prime Minister of India gave choice to you..Please decide....Nation First...Rest is Next..

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  • Prakash Mascarenhas, Uppinangady

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    I like the precautionary actions taken by my village panchayat team (President, Members, including officals with the support of Varthakara Sangha), complete lock down of the village for 1 week & for any , this decision was taken prior to our PM's entire nation lockdown.

    Few simple precautionary measures with immediate effect for 7 days
    (1) Closure of all shops (not limited to Pharmacy & Hospitals)
    (2) Created a team (blockwise) to support the village members
    (3) Requested everyone to call Panchayat office in case of any requirement of urgent commodities
    (4) Selected team (blockwise) to co-ordinate with the shops & deliver the commodities

    in my opinion this is one of the best step by the Panchayat team has taken to minimize the panic situation,

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    It appears that more people coming out to store food. The prime minister instructions not reaching district administration for implementation. There is no social distanceing but with out precautions closeness is seen. Prime minister must address the administration to address the problem of the people
    Otherwise all purpose Will be defeated.

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  • Lawrence, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Just a reminder of 15 Lacs during this difficult time.

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  • Surya, Mlore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    He never told

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  • Raviraj Poonja, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    ''15 lacs to each account' was a statement coined by the Congress to garner votes in the elections subsequent to 2014. The educated and well informed did not buy this and taught Congress a good lesson. They were booted out of every state , pathetic performance in 2019 to such an extent that their leader had to flee down south kerala wayanad to win on muslim votes. Do you still want the 15 lacs, ? Then God save you.

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  • Charan, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    I think in that case, you will have to bring in Ramanatha Rai, J poojari, JR Lobo , Mithun Rai, Siddaramiah to fight for it. Very good opurtunity for the Congress to bounce back.

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  • Mohammed, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    A very good initiative from Modi. He is down to earth and no false pretenses. A Right person at the Right time and in Right place.

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  • Amit, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Miabhai praising Modi ................"Bhaktas Kushhhh Huwe"!!!!!!!

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  • Vinod, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Boss, the tide has changed! Even Mr, Poojari a die hard Cong slave for 50 years has admitted this. In his last weeks interview to a TV channel , he was praising Modi and further stated that Cong is already dead . The Pappu fans should watch this interview and introspect.

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  • Flavia Fernandes, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    VEry good move. We have to appreciate and break the chain. Modi also has the respect, love and faith of billion plus people. Even Modi haters are grugingly acknowledging him and putting their faith or dependence on him. The world is looking at him.That is a substantial amount of positive vibration that is being sent out for Modiji. God bless him. We have to stand with him in this hour.

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  • Maansi, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    To all the Congress followers, can you put your hand on your heart and say that If Rahul Gandhi was PM of India then he would have handled this situation??

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  • Rohan Karkera, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    I definitely think RaGa would have done the same thing. Why RaGa? Anyone would have done the same thing. Infact all the PM had to do is to follow suit. A complete lockdown is the best we can do right now. Do you think the PM would have controlled the situation like how China did? No!...also, when this is all over lets see how the economic revival is going to happen.

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  • LSM, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    For your kind information RAGA has been telling this in February itself that we need to take steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus. See his tweets. But our PM at that time was busy in hosting Trump. Now woke up from
    his slumber. No doubt Lock down is the need of the hour. But we people are safe in our houses as we have all the money n resources to survive this lock down. But think about the numerous daily wage earners. What provisions as the government done for them. Have you thought about them. These are the same people who elected him to power .

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  • Sandhya K Rai, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    True that. To all of the twits out there who call peeps who admire Modiji as Bakths, find us a better solution than this. Better even become the Prime Minister yourself and get us out this current situation. If not that, send the PMO suggestions of how and what you may have done better with that same thing pasted here. If you have nothing to offer other than your dumbness, better keep it zipped🤐🤐🤐🤐

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  • Rohan Karkera, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Umm... Sorry to burst your bubble but everyone else is doing the same thing, all the PM had to do is follow suit. Look at China! Do you think India could have handled the situation like how China did? NO!

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  • Alan Dmello, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    If you are BELIEVER please pray for the good health and well being of the PM Modi. He has the hope fear expectations of the 1.3Billion Indians riding on his shoulders. That is a tremendous burden of fear. If HE cant lead us thru this , then trust me . NO one can!

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    The decision is better late than never… ,
    but some-how its looks like emergency decision in the last movement … the govmt. has the enough time to make with proper planning… (i.e from January 2020).
    This is what .. be it any government they should know how to run the country ….!!

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    I think didn't restrict early purposefully, because of international pressure.

    Few weeks back i asked for international flight restrictions to India in this forum. One reader with name Rita Germany criticized me. In general, people do not like restrictions

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    This is going to be big social responsibility..

    If someone is sick, then take them to quarantine facilities..

    Healthier people should be separated from unhealthy people..

    Every village, town should be isolate from others, since there is no immunity..

    We may reach stage 3? Don't know yet..

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  • Rohan Pinto, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Please support PM's call without politics otherwise coming days will be more fateful

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Has he taught about the Daily Waged Laborers ...

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    He is not a teacher, but a politician

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  • Abdullah Amin, Ullal

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    RSS is very busy in Bangalore distributing Food Kits to desrving daily wagers.

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  • La, NITK

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Director is at home
    Dean is at home
    College are close
    Schools are close
    But the Health Care Center is open at NITK

    Now where is the lockdown??????

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Considering India's huge population, I would say India need to change handling this pandemic immediately..
    1. Separate healthy population from affected people.
    2. First give medicines, tablets to infected people. Do not run test at this stage. If patient recovers then test his samples to certify that he is negative and quarantine them.

    Idea is to reduce testing load, and separate healthy people from unhealthy people...

    There is no point in declaring test results at the end of each day. It gives psychological pressure for many...

    Government need to deal this pandemic in better way.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    sri_elder, Karkala
    India needs Educated Leaders ...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Do you know that 24 crores of ppl in our country live under the 1$ per day income, we stand 105 at global hunger INDEX! Most daily wagers & middle class workers have nothing in their hands; banks are going fut; In YES BANK AT bonds 1000s of innocent people lost their entire life savings; PMC BANK account holders committing suicide everyday! Stock Mkt operators have LOOTED the common investors, newer scams are coming up everyday; big scamstress are roaming around freely! Prices of essential commodities are doubling everyday, nobody to control!
    Yesterday,reportedly 2500 migrant workers were allowed to come to Kunfapur from Bangalore, unhindered??

    This will have a debilitating economic effect on the poor & middle class as you cannot imagine them surviving for many days w/o food & water & please do not compare our country to the advanced ones on any parameters!

    As Anand Mahindra has said recently that if the situation is not controlled "holistically" we are looking at "anarchy" situation!!

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Readers are requested to read about variolation (inoculation) before invention of smallpox vaccine of Edward Jenner. Variolation is pricking the boil of a smallpox patient and introduction of the same needle in the skin of a healthy individual.It reduced the mortality of smallpox by 90% and most of the Royal families of Europe and Russia got it done.In London the mortality which was more than 80% came down to less than 10 %.It was invented in India or some East Asian country and carried to Europe via Istanbul,this was long before Jenner invented the small pox vaccine.What I mean to say is that immunity is important and in case of Corona, pricks are not required as it is airborne, let there be exposure and let people develop immunity.The mortality rate of Corona (4%) is much less than smallpox, every life is prescious but more people dying because of lack of immunity because of lockdown is much worse than few people dying. It is a contrarian view but facts are facts.Panic should stop, if we are happy our body produces endorphins which boost immunity.So I always say Be Happy Be Healthy.

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  • Ashok, Mangalore/Australia

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    I do agree with you about the social distance and even the lock down but not withe words that our PM said. The news clearly states "He added that he is mindful of the economic ramifications of it. However, this is a SMALLER CONCERN"Is this really smaller concern, yes might be very small for him and other politicians as well as for rich ones, not for those people who depend on daily wages. As you know in Western countries, the governments have announced economic stimulus packages including unemployment benefits who lost jobs (In Australia even for those temporary visa holders who are not otherwise eligible). What is Indian government doing for those people, just clapping from the rooftop or asking the landlords to waive the rent?? (In Australia, government waived rent for tenants but also freeze the mortgage (home loan payment)for the landlords) I am aware of the some state governments are distributing free rice which is commendable.

    The other thing is "if we don't follow a complete lockdown for the coming 21 days, the nation will go back 21 years " Don't you think after coming power, he already did that. 21 years ago a Dollar was not 76 Rupees but now it is. He might need to go another world tour to ask donations even to announce a stimulus package for poor, jobless, small businesses ( I mean not announcing like 15 lacs) I am sorry, I am not doing politics but when all countries were having effect of didn't we see the writing on the wall, why all these strict measurement took this long time? If they put all the NRIs returning as well visitors in isolation directly from the airport, this could have been controlled better.

    Lastly, He said "Remember that the health sector and health facilities in Italy and US are the best in the world and they are considered the best." Didn't he claimed we are the best in the world during elections and even ridiculed Italy for his own political benefit and his bhakths claimed Cow dung and Cow urine can cure everything??

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    The lack of details in Modi’s speech on this crucial point is that he fail to mention concrete modalities on how the lockdown would allow for essential services and supplies to reach people

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Do you know that 24 crores of ppl in our country live under the 1$ per day income, we stand 105 at global hunger INDEX! Most daily wagers & middle class workers have nothing in their hands; banks are going fut; In YES BANK AT bonds 1000s of innocent people lost their entire life savings; PMC BANK account holders committing suicide everyday! Stock Mkt operators have LOOTED the common investors, newer scams are coming up everyday; big scamstress are roaming around freely! Prices of essential commodities are doubling everyday, nobody to control!
    Yesterday,reportedly 2500 migrant workers were allowed to come to Kunfapur from Bangalore, unhindered??

    This will have a debilitating economic effect on the poor & middle class as you cannot imagine them surviving for many days w/o food & water & please do not compare our country to the advanced ones on any parameters!

    As Anand Mahindra has said recently that if the situation is not controlled "holistically" we are looking at "anarchy"!!

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  • Krishna, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Atlast. Waited for Madhya Pradesh Govt formation. Starting from Feb 12th one guy was repeatedly warning abt Corona virus impact in India, nobody listened to him because he is Pappu. While at the same time, Our Modiji was busy building big wall to hide slums from Trump. Crores of money were spend to impress American President.

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  • Ramachandra Baliga, Hampankatta/Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Why PM has to announce this 'lockdown for 21 days' you people shown your real knowledge about social distancing on the day of Janata Curfew. He clearly said you all show respect to Hospital people by clapping your hands from your own premises, when at 5pm you all got down to the streets how many highly educated people involved in this Modi Jai Jai, BJP Jai Jai?. If you all shown your intelligence on that day, he would have only said Social Distancing is enough for our people to slow down the spread of this COVID-19.
    PM realized we don't have much difference between highly educated, educated and uneducated. Our brain works equally at all levels. Now because of some people everybody has to suffer. My heart goes to those poor daily wagers and their children. God for whose sins who is suffering.
    My humble request to all of you who can help them specially to their small children please do so. else they may die of hunger and not because of the devil Corona Virus.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Good move finally... we could have controlled Corona virus, if the lock down imposed at least 2-3 weeks ago.

    Every citizen should act responsibly and support the Govt/local administration instructions to control further spreading of virus. Social distancing/staying indoors is the only option till the medicine for the virus is invented.

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  • Krishna, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Atlast....He waited for Madhya Pradesh BJP govt to be formed. ..One Guy was warning repeatedly abt Corona Virus from Feb 12th. Nobody took him seriously becoz he is Pappu. At that time our hero was building wall to hide slums to welcome Trump & Crores spend to satisfy that crack.

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  • Vijay Benedict, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Guys! You can expect some comments mocking this move by none other than the National Comedian tomorrow sometime. Please dont get carried away.

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  • G Veer S, Nagpur

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Good this 21 days lockdown includes Easter week celebrations. Later when everything comes to normal BJP leaders should not blame Easter for spread of disease and raise controversial issues for media attention. Happy Easter.

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  • Fredrick, Pilarkan. Pernal.

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    At least our politicians should wake up now. They should build hospitals and dispensary all over India instead of building useless statutes and memorial spending and wasting millions of tax payers money. The government should come forward to help the poor and daily wagers by providing them with financial aid.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    My appeal is for the police to be compassionate in these 21 days. TV channels were repeatedly showing 'proud' moments of police in various parts of the country, beating violators and people loafing around - it also showed police removing the air from the tires of a cycle-rickshaw, cops ragging people to crawl on their stomachs and do sit-ups.

    Yes, these rule-breakers need a stern message; however it scares the rest of us. Delivery riders are also worried about being stopped during the curfew/lock-down and hence preventing delivery of food, medicine and other countries essential items.

    We are law-abiding citizens and would encourage the police chief in DK and other districts to convey a message that innocent people will not be unnecessarily harassed if we have to step out of homes to shop for groceries and essentials. Thank you for your hard work and sacrifice to keep us safe always.

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  • Manju, Abuja

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Without any politics people should obey lockdown. Yes there will be inconveniences but people have to help each other in this situation. If your tenant is a daily wages worker, street seller please waive of one month rent. Start free food stalls at every locality for homeless people. Please do not do panic buying. We all have to fight together or else we all will fail.

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  • Simon, Karkala/Ajman

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Complete Shut down is not ever Best solution for Present Pandemic, Government role not just lock down, and your said solution needed round the year, people should help each other, but charity is not generous thing in India...

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  • fr. Dileep Anup Veigas, OP, Bantwala/Nagpur

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    It's a good move from the PM to implement strict measures when things don't happen for the good of the Nation.
    I hope all get the Raton, but we cannot sell our lives to CORONA by worrying a lot on ration.
    It's a National Emergency......
    As PM said SOCIAL DISTANCING is the only way to combat the virus.
    I watched quite many videos and what I observed is "It's not my business now to take care....is the impression of people. There's lot of LACK of Seriousness About the spread.
    Hope people understand....

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Stay home message is dot on but he missed an announcement to national audience to help the poor financially to provide assurance to the poor.

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  • RAJESH, MULKI

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Finally we woke up from self denial. If we are to believe the info on covid-19 ,it says the infected person shows the symptoms within 14 days. Going by this theory the people who are carrying the virus unknowingly right now will stop spreading it more in coming 21 days except among the people of their house. They will show visible symptoms by then and will be hospitalized under quarantine.Hope for the best.
    My friend who is abroad sent me this message
    Today I went to a co-op supermarket in my city { am in a country(OUTSIDE INDIA) which has partial curfew and strict social distancing)
    1, Only one family member could enter inside. (the other has to wait outside sitting on chairs which are kept 2 meters apart in waiting area)
    2.,Before entering a volunteer authorized by govt tested me for fever.
    3 Then i have to use the sanitizer on kept on the next table to clean my hands
    4 I have to pick up disposable hand gloves and wear them
    5 Inside the store there are people who see to it that no two customers are closer than 2 meters at any time including at the line at billing counter.
    6 All the staff at the super market wearing mask and gloves.
    All these arrangements make sure that there is no community spread of virus. The shop is full of groceries ,fresh fruits,dairy and vegetables. No panic or hurry among customers. Prices are stable .(govt has told strictly the price manipulators will be jailed and licence cancelled)
    Outside during evening curfew time no one goes outside.
    People are serious about the covid situation , govt is truly people friendly and functional
    CAN WE ????

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  • Amit, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Exactly!!! It's in Kuwait, I have this information.

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  • Shashikumar, Santhoor

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Not in Europe and US that’s for sure . India is managing much better than them.

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  • Aravind, Blr

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    The real issue is our huge population and more importantly, population density which puts us close to one another. The western countries and the like, there is less density and less socializing even on a normal day.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Who will provide the Food ...

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  • Jaya Prakash Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    I would urge you not to play politics here. I am a Mangalorean doctor working in a European country and am seeing on the ground what is happening. It is absolute carnage. it is spreading like wild fire. If this action is not taken there will be nobody left to eat the food.

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  • Narayana S., Bengaluru

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    So shattare, you are telling save from COVID-19 and kill without food is it? Do not compare western countries with our poor people.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    AAP ko AAP hi ...

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Kaalen Zallan ?
    Who will provide food u ?
    Neet Basthaat Gee ? Haadun Deeje Gee ?

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai
    Look at the world NOT from your position , but look at the world from YOUR position. All essential commodities are easily available, super markets, are open.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    I appeal you to get yourself lockdowned for social media too, when PM asks the nation to support the fight against Corona, he will also have plans to feed the citizens....

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  • shashi, manglore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Kejirwal k haat me desh 1 month k liye dedo is situation me.sab sahi kar dega.food also will be provided.modi and amit shah can learn from him.i know this is not possible.but they can take ideas from him.

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Good decision but need to make sure enough ration supply to poor households & daily wagers. There is great urgency to look after drinking water scarcity this summer because everybody says wash hands frequently which may lead to shortage of drinking water supply which inturn turn into people suffer from Thirst & Hunger.

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  • hereicome, Abudhabi

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Few expressed concern over ration. Don't worry, everything will be available as usual. But, for getting upto ration store it won't be easy as before. People might struggle a bit as no transport and police deployment. Still, I say Nation is bigger than ration. Nation is bigger than emotion. Follow the stipulated rules, albeit little trouble, everything will be fine.
    If you see disasters conditions of Europe, you will be happy faces. Don't bring ghost from road to home. Today's struggle will be tomorrow's giggle.

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  • Clara, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Good decision Modi Sir . Every one of us will follow .I request everyone to please co operate before strict action will be imposed . Please people don't neglect this .It's matter of our health . Life that matters all this ,Rent ,Emi all are later .Good decision by modi sir .Also essential things will be available .

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  • Krishna Dasa, Udupi,.

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    I am worried, we the majority of Indians are poor, we do not have full freezers, full refrigerators and do not know about full kitchen pantry at our home, Most of we purchase food, cook & eat same day. Who is going to bring/arrange food for us. What kind of financial relief we get from this Government ? (All our money from the Bank is taken to Switzerland and our Banks are empty and we should send Prime minister & President to Switzerland to bring money back) Let us ask God Rama & Krishna to help us.

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  • Apeksha, Pune

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Govt of other countries have stopped house rent, bank emis n other bills for public for 3 months. What is our govt going to do for us. We individual who earn monthly to pay emi, rent, bills how will we pay all this. How many months are you luking to stop this for your public in India???

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  • Babu, Kaikamba

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    At last good move.
    When Chidambaram kept telling about this 3 weeks ago they abused him....This is what should have been done that time...

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Good decision...

    But please arrange door step delivery of required groceries, medicine etc for required people..

    Not all people are independent and well settled

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Simple observation...
    " Jaan Hai to Jahaan Hai ".
    PM has simply given the order " Lock down for 21 days .
    For those bothered about ration,essential commodities ,food stuffs ,etc there surely will have to be a plan in place by the State Governments.
    The PMs onus was on " SURVIVAL " ...If you survive only ...will you eat right ? Simple as that !
    Grants,economic packages,Corporate incentives etc etc only later...if one Survives...
    The PM could not have been more clearer and serious ....

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Bhandumaam, have you ever faced poverty? Come to the lowest rung & experience real poverty, and then put you euphoric comments!

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Rudolf dont you ever ever jump into conclusions about anybody ,including me for that matter.
    For your whatsoever comment ,if you want a honest answer ...I have experienced everything in life ...
    I will explain in detail when we meet ....not here ...not now..OK?
    Does that suffice ??

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Bhandarkmaam, You have not answered my question in the first place and you are telling I am jumping to conclusions, but the way you write looks like we are some elite country with with economically stable people, not a BANANA republic with total failure of administration and on the verge of an economic collapse!!!

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    What it looks like no plan is a plan.

    21days lock down perfect. Stay at home perfect. 10crore ppl in move and no home any day and anytime in India. Keeping them for max 72 hrs confined. Possible. Without any option given for food, medicine and water, they will push the drawn barriers of law. There are families of soldiers, police counted too.

    Hope that state Govt take necessary measures on their own. Modi will return again and again on TV to preach. But with no contingency plan in place. A task force which was supposed to set up a week back, still to be set up. It shows laxity on part of Modi led BJP in fighting this evil.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Many children lost their grand parents and their parents suffer with virus in Italy kindly follow PM advice at this stage. At least for your children sake stay at your home God bless you all.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    PM Modiji, has taken this unprecedented decision, after due consultations, with medical professionals !!! Our nation will not go the tragic way of countries, like China, Italy, Iran, Spain and many more, who are in pain n in much grief !!! There are no gains, without any pains !! We are in safe hands !!!! We all have to be responsible, collectively, we will overcome this pandemic, curse, from our nation and emerge victorious !!! Jai Hind !!!

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  • Lita d silva, Kulshekar, mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    21 days what happens to people who are on daily wages.

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  • myna, mysuru

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Compliance of Government orders through social distancing is one of the major ways of survival from mass destruction. Yet many have taken it lightly not realising the consequences likely to follow. We hope along with the lockdown the Government will provide the required medical kit to the doctors and the ventilators to cope with the pandemic.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    If there is a lockdown essential supplies will be affected, availability of medicines for blood pressure , diabetes and other illnesses will be affected, drivers and truckers are already complaining of harassment,how will pharma company workers go to their workplace without transport they cannot work from home.Corona has 1-3% mortality other diseases will kill many more, financial slowdown will shut many industries, joblessness will increase, so will suicides.After 21 days even if one infected person from a non lockdown country comes here the cycle will start again.You cannot shut the borders for ever and wave after wave will attack people .If people do not get nutritious food how will immunity increase. But do not despair every bacteria and virus requires a conducive environment to thrive.With summer and low humidity not we but Corona will face a lockdown.Be Happy Be Healthy.

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  • Mr shetty, Udupi

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    PM's call for lockdown is obviously needed no doubt, the entire world is following it, but government must make way for essential needs, food is very important, middle class might manage somehow because normally middle class families save thier money, but labour's don't do that, they must make a system such that BPL card holders can get some amount of ration for 21 days, and for everyone they must make a time system such that people from one area can be only allowed during one period of time and similarly for another area they must allow during another period of time and so on ,Thus will make way for everyone to get their groceries without crowding all together at the same time.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Why u people always care about BPL card holders???? middle class people suffer more than bpl people because government provides all kinds of stuffs only to them and middle class suffers.. Think about it

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  • Mr shetty, Udupi

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    It's not worry, infact what you said is correct, but it's just the need for the time being, it's very unfortunate that we live in one such country where poor people don't bother about thier future like us, I really feel sad to say this but labour's in our country ( not all) collect thier daily wages and go towards a bar or a liquor outlet nearby instead of saving it. But unfortunately for now we can't sit and debate on this topic that they are taking things for free from our government without being a tax payer or they have never saved thier Money for difficult times, if they don't get basic needs, they will come out and make things more difficult to control things.

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  • AU, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    What about food stuff and other important needs for day to day life. We are worried about covid 19 impact but if we die without food for 21 days then? there are many daily wagers and children staying in the home alone! Make necessary arrangements like supermarket n all open 24hrss with essential food items.

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    If you do not prepared looking at the situation around, you are a fool. Life will alway put you in difficulties.

    Most of the people have kept minimum one month grocery in home.

    Have a planned & stress free life. Respond to life, never react to life.

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  • AU, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    things are happening unpredictable measures. Daily wagers how will store groceries for 1 month? Jaan he tho jahan he slogan applies if you are alive without food for 21 days. Some readers said,we need online food stuff arrangements ,home deliveries etc which is very important too. Lock down should implement but same time concern over critical areas required. People are too much worried and stored items more than needed so some people not getting enough groceries. Door to door facilitates will bring relief for one and all.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Raj sir, I am sure you mean well, but please look at this from a wider angle. It may be possible to stock 21 days of food items in places like Karkala but its certainly difficult in city living especially in flats and apartments - we would be lucky to have stock for a week. The State machinery must instill confidence for groceries to remain open - as from what I saw today not a single grocer around my street was open for business today.

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Lot will happen in 21 days. India will become clean out of SARS-Cov-2 virus, which spreads Covid-19 disease.

    - All Covid-21 infected people inside India will get exposed & will be in hospital, in next 14 days.
    - As all International Sea, Land, Air, Railway has been closed, so no imported cases will come to India.
    - Because of lockdown, city to city spread will stop.
    - Any spread will be only within people inside a house & such cases will get exposed within next 14 days.

    India will not get into New York or Italy kind of situation.. Never...

    It is better to lockdown now, than after disease spreads as done by UK, Italy, France, Germany, South Korea, China etc...

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  • Umang, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    It's an man-made virus..it last for only forty days. When we tackle properly without spreading can stop it easily. China succeeded in it completely. After April 15 in china especially in wuhaan every thing will be normal.

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  • Bhaskar, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Impressive steps by our Prime Minister and government. This approach will break the transmission cycle of the virus if we adhere to protocol. It may be difficult for many of us but in the long run may save many lives. Thank you Prime Minister Modi.

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  • Rems, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    If they had given at least one day notice, poor migrant labourers could have travelled back home. Now they are stuck until next 21 days possibly without job and pay.

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    That was the plan.
    Decision has to be quick & not giving enough time for people to move out of cities. Including migrant workers.
    Otherwise, Covid-19 will spread to villages, which do not have health facilities.

    No notice is good decision to stop spreading to villages...

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Lockdown yes, but how do homes get food and essentials if people cannot get out of their houses? All these days you asked people not to panic and not to hoard and now there is nothing to eat.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    100% correct.

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  • Madhu sudan, Kadri

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Have you listen what he said. He clearly said that, chemist, hospitals, grocery shops, atm will be active as usual. It doesn't mean that one can take whole family for purchasing. One person from one family can go out to take the essentials...
    Be proud that indian govt is taking such a good decision......

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Nobody is saying it is wrong. Lockdown is a must. But How do open grocery shops and pharmacies help if you are not allowed to go out and the cops are deriving great entertainment by thrashing you. How should the general public go about trying to buy essentials should also be announced. Now there is anxiety and panic.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Grocery stores & milk are available if you go early morning or to nearest MORE supermarket.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Sir please announce landlords not to collect house rent for 1 month, and announce banks to cancel EMI, and please help homeless people who lives in the roads. Cancel Electricity bill and water bill. Simply bakwas will not work, it will work only for your vote bank.

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Here are the measures from Karnataka government announced, for Ration card holders

    - Next 2 months of ration, free of cost - given now itself.
    - 1,000 rupees as a financial help
    - All pensions of next 2 months like Widow, disability will be credited now.

    and many measures have been announced for poor people.

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  • Joseph, Qatar

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    If there were many measures introduced for the poor there would not be a mass exodus of people (daily wage labourers) fleeing from Bombay to Bihar, Patna, Gorakhpur etc. Because this Govt. is opaque and without any norms / procedures set in, they didn't want to allow these guys to leave the city. Had there be a future one wouldn't see this mass exodus. I read a news where 950 Security Companies even went to the extent of increasing the salaries of their people just to connive them to stay back, to no avail. Some employers went to the extent of warning that they would lose their jobs after their return but these guys were hell bent on leaving for their home town.

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  • Peter Saldanha, Udupi

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Crude oil prices are falling , but this govt increased the excise duty to keep the prices intact.... Where is this excess money they collected going? Some thing wrong with this govt.

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  • Umang, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    For now it will be for three week's period....latter chances are more extebd to two month's period or three month's. On last sunday they lock-down to know only reaction of people..how we react. Slowly they stopped all transportation. Whatever stock available at home...use it gradually as in market most of items will difficult to get in coming days. Whatever government taken step is good..otherwise people not listen and roam on road. Here after even stern action will taken by police personnels on people who have seen on road.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    What about plight of daily wage earners, people stranded in different countries & states?
    Is there any plan to feed & compensate their losses?
    What about price rise due to this lock down?
    We need guidance & no more slogans please

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  • Santhosh, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Good move.

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  • Rakesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Its too late to lock down. If this decision came 21 days ago it would have been of a massive step to avoid the present situation. Unfortunately we Indians are always late when it comes to public health and safety.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    What about essential items? Will administration supply? Make good communication with broader guidelines and not by threat. Go down to common nans problem before exerciseing lathi. Be human at this point of critical time

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  • Umang, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    May be they give relaxation for an hour to keep shops/establishments to buy food items.

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  • testAccount, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Good move! it's never late to do the right thing!
    Thank you, Prime Minister!

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    What will happen in 21 days?

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  • Chiguru, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Sab marenge sirf Trivedi bachega

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  • Inzil Pinto, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    By lockdown corona virus not run.It needs people to spread from today we are not going outside without reason.Thanks media and prime minister for decision.I think by this spreading can be avoided

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