Published On: Mon, Mar 23rd, 2020

People not taking COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown seriously: PM Modi

New Delhi: Expressing disappointment over the fact that people across India are not taking lockdown ‘seriously’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the people to follow instructions by the authorities in order to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

prime minister also directed the state governments to follow the preventive measures and guidelines

The prime minister also directed the state governments to follow the preventive measures and guidelines issued by the Centre to check the spread of the deadly virus.

“Please save yourself and your family by following the rules seriously. I urge state governments to ensure that the rules and guidelines are adhered to,” tweeted the PM.

The Centre and state governments on Sunday decided to completely lock down 75 districts across India where coronavirus cases have been reported. Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala placed several districts in lockdown.

The lockdown means means only essential services will be allowed. Railways, metros and inter-state buses have also been stopped and public transport has been banned in Punjab, Rajasthan, Bengal and Haryana.

The state governments decided to roll out these regulations as the number of coornavirus cases jumped to 396 on Sunday, with 81 fresh cases only on Sunday.

The Centre on Sunday issued advisory to different state governments directing to issue appropriate orders to put 75 districts under lockdown.

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