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Memes, jokes on social media after PM Modi announces ‘Janata Curfew’ to slow Covid-19 spread

In his address to the nation, the Prime Minister called for a 'Janta Curfew', in which he asked all citizens to stay home between 7 AM to 9 PM on Sunday, March 22.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 20, 2020 7:48:59 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation Thursday and in his speech urged people to not step out of their homes unless necessary for a few weeks. He also called for a ‘Janta Curfew‘, in which he asked all citizens to stay home between 7 AM to 9 PM on Sunday, March 22.

“During this curfew, we shall neither leave our homes nor get onto the streets and refrain from roaming about in our societies or areas. Only those associated with emergency and essential services may leave their homes,” PM Modi said in his address to the nation that lasted nearly 30 minutes.

In the address, he said that the self-isolation measure is in the interest of the country as it will prepare the citizens for the “future challenges”.

He also further urged people to stand in the balconies of their houses for five minutes on Sunday, March 22 at 5 pm and clap as a sign of thanks for emergency workers who are working despite the pandemic.

Many took to Twitter after the speech to share their views about the speech and some came up with memes and jokes. Take a look at some of them here:

Modi, in his address also announced the formation of a “COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force”, in the wake of the economic challenges arising out of the outbreak.

The address came in as the total number of cases in India rose to 173, including 19 who have recovered, and four deaths.

Apart from emphasising the importance of social distancing, the Prime Minister also requested people to avoid panic buying and urged them to not hoard essential items like food and medicines.

Globally, coronavirus has spread to 140 countries, infecting 2.22 lakh and killing over 9,000 people, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. (Click here for LIVE UPDATES)

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