Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, announced his decision to enforce a complete lockdown in the country for 21 days to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country that has already seen more than 500 people being infected. Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli, who has been urging people to practice social distancing for the past week or so, came out in support of PM Modi’s decision on Tuesday.
The decision to enforce a 21-day lockdown period has been taken as isolating people from each other remains the only effective measure to tackle the COVID-19 threat. While China is already claiming to have gotten hold over the outbreak of the virus in the country, Italy – which has been in complete lockdown for a long time – is also suggesting that the number of new cases is finally decreasing.
India, who presently is in the stage 2 of the outbreak of the deadly virus, is trying its best to not enter stage 3 its huge population could really see things go out of hand. Kohli, taking to Twitter, also termed social distancing as the only cure for the coronavirus.
“As our Honourable Prime Minister, Shri @NarendraModi ji just announced, the whole country is going into a lockdown starting midnight today for the next 21 days. My request will remain the same, PLEASE STAY AT HOME. #SocialDistancing is the only cure for Covid 19,” tweeted Kohli,” he tweeted.