India’s PM Narendra Modi shares tips to limit coronavirus spread

LOckdown in Mumbai, India. Photo: India Today. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

NEW DELHI, Apr 26, 2020, India Today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it is essential to maintain social distancing and underlined the ‘do gaj doori’ mantra to deal with the novel coronavirus crisis, India Today reported.

Speaking to the nation via ‘Mann Ki Baat’, PM Narendra Modi urged everyone to stay at home and said it is essential to maintain “physical distancing in streets, residential areas and markets”.

“It is essential now to maintain physical distancing in streets, residential areas and markets. I express my gratitude towards those community leaders who are making people aware of maintaining ‘do gaj doori’ (2-yard distance) and staying home,” PM Narendra Modi said at the 64th edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

Amid nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the deadly new virus, PM Narendra Modi said the Covid-19 crisis have changed the way the festivals are celebrated across India and world.

PM Modi also urged everyone to wear masks if we want to protect ourselves from the coronavirus disease. He said the masks will soon become a “symbol of a civilised society”.

“Due to Covid-19, masks are becoming a part of our lives. It doesn’t mean that all those wearing are sick. Masks will become a symbol of a civilised society. If you want to protect yourselves and others from the disease, the use of a mask is important,” PM Narendra Modi.

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