Indian cricketers including captain Virat Kohli have reacted to PM Narendra Modi's appeal to observe 'Janta Curfew' on March 22 due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Bengaluru: Indian cricketers including national team’s captain Virat Kohli reacted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to citizens to observe “Janta Curfew” on March 22 (Sunday) to fight against coronavirus (COVID-19).
In his address to the nation on Thursday night (March 19), PM Modi asked all Indians to not come out of their houses. He also urged them to stay indoors from 7 am to 9 pm on Sunday to observe “Janta Curfew”.
This appeal received positive responses from Indians and cricketers too hailed PM Modi’s “Janta Curfew”. Kohli, team’s head coach Ravi Shastri, opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar and several others took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to ask Indians to follow “Janta Curfew”.
Kohli wrote, “Be alert, attentive and aware to combat the threat posed by the Covid 19. We, as responsible citizens, need to adhere to the norms put in place for our safety as announced by our Honourable Prime Minister Shri @NarendraModi ji. #IndiaFightsCorona (sic).”
He added, “Also, special mention to all the medical professionals in the country and around the globe for all the efforts being put in to fight the #CoronaVirus. Let's support them by taking care of ourself and everybody around us by maintaining good personal hygeine. #IndiaFightsCorona (sic).”
Here are cricketers’ reactions to “Janta Curfew”
Also, special mention to all the medical professionals in the country and around the globe for all the efforts being put in to fight the #CoronaVirus. Let's support them by taking care of ourself and everybody around us by maintaining good personal hygeine. #IndiaFightsCorona— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 19, 2020
PM @narendramodi assures 1.3 billion Indians as #IndiaFightsCorona All should— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) March 19, 2020
a) PLEDGE to practice social distancing & maintain hygiene
b) Have PATIENCE through the next couple of weeks
Let's fulfill our National Duty & make #JantaCurfew a success.Spread the word.Jai Hind!🇮🇳
Believe it or not, a country like ours with a billion people needed to hear what our pm @narendramodi ji just said, not all of them are privileged enough to have access to information. #jantacurfew #CoronavirusOutbreakindia— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) March 19, 2020
Let’s collectively follow the directions of PM @narendramodi ji— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 19, 2020
It’s is real, but we can fight #COVID19 !
I urge every Indian to join me in spreading hygienic awareness and supporting our community.#IndiaFightsCorona
It’s a fight against #Coronavirus and we all are in it. #SocialDistanacing is the only effective way to stop this. Please do follow the advisory by @PMOIndia @narendramodi. I’m going to do it, You can do too. 🤛 pic.twitter.com/Sbv1JOQOkY— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) March 20, 2020
In this difficult moment we need to stay strong in our fight against the #coronavirus. I urge you all to adhere to the preventive measures put in place by PM Modi. Let's be alert, aware and stay safe. #IndiaFightsCorona— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) March 19, 2020
Let’s join hands with our PM @narendramodi and observe #JantaCurfew on March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm IST. We need to exhibit utmost restraint as a nation #IndiaFightsCorona @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/81ZhyOFZng— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) March 19, 2020
This is something that is unforeseen in our times. We must try and do our best to contain the disease & follow instructions set by WHO.The one day Janta Curfew suggested by the Hon’ble PM @narendramodi ji is a great idea.These small steps will help curb the pandemic.#coronovirus— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) March 19, 2020
As responsible citizens of the country, we need to do our part in our fight against Covid-19. Let’s follow the norms set up by our honourable Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji to ensure our own safety.— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) March 19, 2020
Stay safe everyone!#IndiaFightsCorona
I urge everyone to observe the janta curfew as requested by our Hon’ble Prime Minister Sri @narendramodi ji. I pledge to stand at my window at 5 pm applauding all our heroes-every doctor, nurse ,para medical and all those who are working hard to keep us going #IndiaFightsCorona https://t.co/b8wbIxfduZ— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) March 19, 2020
One hundred percent in agreement with our prime minister @narendramodi ji’s suggestions 👍👍and I pledge to act as suggested and will spread the message of our Modi ji.. Hoping every indian to do so #letskillthisvirus together INDIA 🙏— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 19, 2020
Let's not be complacent but be brave and cautious. The #JantaCurfew is a brilliant idea by PM @narendramodi ji. Let's support it, practice #SocialDistancing and avoid #PanicBuying . Stay safe and take care everyone.— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) March 19, 2020
An important message from PM @narendramodi ji to the nation to fight against #CoronaVirus.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 19, 2020
- #JantaCurfew to prepare us for upcoming challenges
- Avoid panic while buying essential supplies
It’s time we take responsibility for the well-being of our loved ones and fellow Indians
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Last Updated 20, Mar 2020, 12:00 PM