The BJP has decided not to take part in any protests or demonstrations in the next one month in view of Coronavirus pandemic
Bengaluru: With Coronavirus spreading its tentacles firmly in India, the number of deaths has reached 3 and the positive cases has reached 147.
The Prime Minister has urged his countrymen not to travel unnecessarily and take all possible preventive measures.
Additionally, in the BJP Parliamentary meet, he had urged his party men not to resort to any protests for the next one month in view of same Coronavirus issue.
So, keeping this in mind, BJP president JP Nadda has said there would no protests or gatherings and if there is any need to convey anything, they would do it through memorandums.
He said, "PM, yesterday in the Parliamentary party meeting had desired that because of Corona we should avoid any type of agitation, dharna, demonstration. Keeping that in view, BJP has decided that for the next 1-month party won't participate in any agitation, demonstration. If it has to give any memorandum, 4-5 party office bearers will give the memorandum to the concerned officers or the political leader but avoid any type of conglomeration of people. All state units have been told about it, & a circular has been issued on this issue."
"BJP has released a circular and told state unit in small groups to spread awareness about corona and do's and dont's to people. PM also said we should not panic but remain alert and also keep cleanliness. This is what we have ordered state unit to see to it," he added.
The government has given it a “notified disaster” tag.
As the number of cases increases, several offices across the nation have asked their employees to work from home. As it is easy for the virus to spread, the government has urged people not to gather in large numbers.
The government has also urged the people not to fall for rumours and seek medical help if needed.
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Last Updated Mar 18, 2020, 12:47 PM IST