The coronavirus pandemic has halted the human race across the globe. It has cost a lot of human life with China and Italy being the most affected countries. India have also registered more than 200 positive cases so far. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the nation and urge the people to offer Janata Curfew on Sunday but former India cricketer Aakash Chopra feels it is not enough.
PM Modi, on Thursday, addressed the nation on the outbreak. Mr Modi announced a ‘Janata (public) Curfew’ on Sunday (March 22) in an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus, which has affected over 180 in India. He requested all the citizens to abide by the ‘Janata Curfew’ on March 22 from 7 am till 9 pm.
During his address, the Prime Minister started by highlighting the gravity of the situation – that coronavirus disease Covid-19 has affected more people than the two World Wars. He then talked about what to do during the Janata Curfew.
“On March 22, from 7 am to 9 pm, all countrymen have to follow the Janta Curfew,” PM Narendra Modi said. “All citizens must abide by this.”
While many echoed the same words, former cricketer-turned commentator Aakash Chopra feels the Janata Curfew is not enough considering the gravity of the situation. He also called up for some extreme measures to make sure that the cases do not increase in the country.
“I get the psychological triumph #JuntaCurfew could provide. The feeling of getting together & all too. Well done, PM Sir. But the rapid rise in positive cases in India suggests that it’s not going to be enough…not even a drop in the ocean. Shutting down completely is upon us,” wrote Aakash Chopra.
“What we need is a roadmap in case of a total shutdown. Not easy in a country where millions rely on daily wages. How are we going to look after them? Get food on their plate…and how prepared are our healthcare facilities. This needs to be communicated loud & clear,” he added.