Some people are not taking lockdown imposed due to coronavirus seriously: PM Narendra Modi

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Mar 23, 2020, 11:34 AM(IST)

File photo: PM Narendra Modi  Photograph:( ANI )

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PM Modi also urged state governments to take action for the maintenance of law and order. 

PM Narendra Modi on Monday said that some people are not taking lockdown in the country seriously and urged state governments to take measures for its implementation.

"Some people are not taking lockdown quickly. Please, save yourself and your family and follow the directions seriously," PM Modi, in a tweet, said. 

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He also urged state governments to take action for the maintenance of law and order. 

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At least 75 districts in India where novel coronavirus cases were detected imposed a lockdown on Sunday after the day witnessed three deaths, highest single-day death toll in India so far. 

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Nearly 400 people in India have tested positive for COVID-19.

On Sunday, India also observed nationwide 'Janta curfew' or voluntary curfew proposed by PM Modi to control the spread. 

"This is the start of a long fight," PM Modi tweeted on Sunday, hailing it as a successful move. 

"The people of this country have announced it today that we can take on and defeat as  big a challenge as possible if we decide."

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