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Coronavirus outbreak: Celebrities like Anushka Sharma, Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Pawan Kalyan and Vishal Dadlani among others have endorsed PM Modi's announcement of 21-day lockdown.

Written by Arushi Jain , Sampada Sharma , A. Kameshwari , Mimansa Shekhar | New Delhi |
Updated: March 25, 2020 10:00:29 pm
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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21-day lockdown in India. In his address to the nation, PM Modi said, “Lockdown of 21 days is a long time, but this is important for you and your family’s safety. I believe that every Indian will not only successfully tackle this challenge but also emerge victorious in this time of crisis.” The number of positive cases in the country has crossed 515.

Celebrities like Taapsee Pannu, Shreya Ghoshal, Pawan Kalyan, Richa Chadha, Anil Kapoor and Vishal Dadlani among others have endorsed PM Modi’s announcement.

Singer Kanika Kapoor has been tested positive for coronavirus and is currently seeking treatment in Lucknow.

Anupam Kher, Prabhas, Sonam Kapoor and a few other celebrities who recently returned from foreign trips have been in self-quarantine for the past few days.

In Hollywood, celebrities like Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Daniel Dae Kim, Andy Cohen and a few others have tested positive for coronavirus.

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Stay home and stay safe! #IndiaFightsCorona #21daylockdown

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Ranvir Shorey appealed to the government

Ranvir Shorey tweeted, "Food and medical stores should be allowed to function 24 hours a day, to avoid crowding around these essential goods. Also, delivery services should not be curtailed, at least during their regular working hours. My two bits. 🙏🏽 #21daylockdown @HMOIndia @CMOMaharashtra"

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'Please listen to instructions'

Music composer Shekhar Ravjiani tweeted, "Guys us all a favour. Pls spread the word for me, for us. Please DONT GET OUT OF YOUR HOUSE! Please listen to instructions. Pls obey rules. . It’s the least you can do for you, your family and everybody."

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Jab tak Ghar nahi baithoge, main yaad dilaata rahunga ! #CoronaStopKaroNa #CoronaRapKaroNa 🎶 Keep spreading the word 🙏🏻

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"Happy Ugadi everyone! I hope all of you are with your families and that you are safe. Stay home, stay safe," Rashmika Mandanna tweeted.

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Disha Patani is missing going to the gym
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🌸 those were the days 🐵 #quarantinebodynotreadyyet 🐰🐰

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Disha Patani is missing her gym. The actor shared a post on Instagram.

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'Let us celebrate the value of lives'

"A very #HappyUgadi to you all. During these tough and testing times let us celebrate within our selfs the value of our lives and the little things we forget," Akhil Akkineni wrote.

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