Many Citizens Are Still Not Taking Lockdown Seriously, I Request States To Enforce Strict Rules: PM Modi

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After victorious Janatha Curfew, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appealed to state governments to guarantee that rules and regulations of the coronavirus lockdown are implemented as he remarked that many people were not taking the practice seriously.

PM wants people to take the measures seriously 

In a tweet, he wrote, “Many people are still not practicing the lockdown seriously. Please help yourself, help your family, follow the rules and regulations seriously. I request state governments to ensure that the directions are followed.”


Soon after PM’s advice, the Centre and state governments have decided to completely lock down 80 districts across the country where coronavirus cases have been witnessed.

States under lockdown 

Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala announced lockdown in many districts. Amongst them, Delhi will be locked down from 6 am on March 23 till midnight on March 31.

source: twitter

Working on the same, the Union government also announced that all passenger trains, and inter-state bus and Metro rail services of top metropolitan cities would remain suspended till March 31.


On Sunday, millions of Indians stayed at home to witness the 7 am to 9 pm ‘Janta Curfew’ following an appeal by the Prime Minister. At 5 pm, showing unity, they stood outside their homes or in their balconies and clapped and beat bells and utensils to thank the health and other workers who are waging the fight against the virus.