NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the nationwide lockdown will be imposed for 21 days.
Modi quoted WHO statistics to emphasise the need of the complete nationwide lockdown in a bid to spread coronavirus. He said that from taking 60+ days to spread to one lakh people, the coronavirus has now started spreading faster and faster.
He also said that multiple countries around the world are suffering from the coronavirus, despite having world-class health care systems.
“The coming 21 days are very important for us. According to health experts, at least 21 days time is very important to break the coronavirus infection cycle,” he said.
“Certainly, the country will have to bear the economic cost of this lockdown. But every government’s priority is to save the life of every Indian at this time,” PM Modi said.