India has been lockdown for the next 21 days by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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India has been lockdown for the next 21 days by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a 21-day complete lockdown across India to control the spread of coronavirus.

Addressing the nation for the second time in less than a week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a nationwide lockdown starting midnight to contain the novel coronavirus.

“There will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes,” Modi said in the televised address and also announced an emergency financial package of Rs 15,000 crore for healthcare.

If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21 days, we will be pushed back by 21 years,” PM Modi warned, adding that “this is applicable for everyone, including the Prime Minister.” He said there will be a complete bar on people from stepping outside their homes and even folded his hands to emphasise his request to citizens to adhere to the call.